Previously Unreleased Live Version of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Announced

    A rare full album performance of John Coltrane’s iconic A Love Supreme is getting released for the first time. A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is set to arrive on October 8 (via Impulse!/UMe). The recording is taken from the private collection of Seattle saxophonist and educator Joe Brazil, who captured Coltrane’s final performance of a weeklong run at the Penthouse in Seattle. The line-up featured Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Carlos Ward on saxophone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison and Donald Rafael Garrett on bass. Listen to the live rendition of ‘A Love Supreme, Part IV – Psalm’ below.

    The set was recorded using a two-microphone set-up onstage connected to an Ampex reel-to-reel machine. “What’s remarkable is that tapes from this era often suffer over the years from heat or moisture damage, or simply being stacked horizontally,” engineer Kevin Reeves said in a statement. “However, these tapes are in excellent condition… and the results are among the best amateur recordings of John Coltrane we’ve had the pleasure to work on.”

    A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle Cover Artwork:

    A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle Tracklist:

    1. A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 – Acknowledgement (Live in Seattle/1965)
    2. Interlude 1 (Live in Seattle/1965)
    3. A Love Supreme, Pt. II – Resolution (Live in Seattle/1965)
    4. Interlude 2 (Live in Seattle/1965)
    5. A Love Supreme, Pt. III – Pursuance (Live in Seattle/1965)
    6. Interlude 3 (Live in Seattle/1965)
    7. Interlude 4 (Live in Seattle/1965)
    8. A Love Supreme, Pt. IV – Psalm (Live in Seattle/1965)

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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