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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1987) Retail CD
Sharing space on the archetypal coffee table with Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, A Love Supreme is one of the classic recordings, reaching far beyond its natural jazz audience. This handsomely packaged fold-out set has the rightfully fêted original 1964 recording on disc one, and is bolstered (as if any bolstering were needed) by the tantalising extras on disc two. All the tracks have been re-mastered by Rudy Van Gelder, who's currently immersed in a restoration programme for much of his old engineering work. This disc is taken from a flawless 1965 master discovered in EMI's London vaults, withoutmore… the compression or equalisation found on previous CD releases. Disc two's showpiece is a recording of the only time the suite was performed live in its entirety, at the sixth Antibes Jazz Festival in 1965, where Coltrane was the crowning act. Although previously available in bootlegged form, this is its first authorised release. It might be heretical to say this, but the live entity poses a serious challenge to the studio original. The recording quality is surprisingly immediate, and the extended work-out is like a fresh draught of a favourite potion. It might not be as studied and refined as the studio version, but Coltrane's blowing has a fearsome, brutal edge, particularly once the tenor-drum battle with Elvin Jones erupts during "Pursuance", the leader's controlled howling scraping out his horn's smooth throat-lining. From Coltrane's own reference tapes, there are also two alternative takes each of "Resolution" and "Acknowledgement", the latter featuring bassist Art Davis and tenor man Archie Shepp, with the latter's contributions sounding somewhat scrappy and hesitant. It's plain to see why these takes weren't used, but they still provide a fascinating insight, tape drop-outs and all. --Martin Longley
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