John Coltrane & A Love Supreme

In 1964, John Coltrane recorded an album called “A Love Supreme.  Through this album, he expressed his beliefs. There’s four parts to the album.  The first being titled “Acknowledgement.”  The second being titled “Resolution.”  The third being titled “Pursuance.”  The final being titled “Psalm.”  On each part he plays the saxophone. The album is considered a jazz piece.  Coltrane had been struggling with drug addiction prior to this album so this album can be seen as an awakening for him. Through each part of the album, he takes you on a journey that showcases his feelings and experiences.  


Psalm is the final section of the album.  This section is the most important to the album. Most would say this is a “musical narration.”  In this section, Coltrane plays the words of a poem.  He does not sing or speak them but the story is told through the saxophone.  Psalm has a slower beat to it and it may be because he wanted to get every word out and portrayed. Through this section, Coltrane keeps a static harmony.  This shows how important it is and he feels it deeply. 

A Reflection

In listening to the album it made me think back to high school.  I was heavily involved in the music section of my school.  The music teachers would always say I had a knack for jazz, as one of my favorite songs is “Take the A Train” by Duke Ellington.  I studied mostly Jazz music in high school so listening to this album was definitely something I enjoyed.  Between the harmony and balance and also the story being told through the saxophone. 

Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop (Group 6)

Producers: Tyara Petty & Sloan Louis B-Roll Coordinator: Tyara Petty & Sloan Louis Musician: Sloan Louis Source Checker & Speaker: Imani Blue

Read More »

Sloan Louis

Sloan Louis All About Me: Hello everyone, my name is Sloan Louis and I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a first year computer science

Read More »

Karmann Houston

Hi! My name is Karmann Houston. I am a sophomore English major, pre-law minor from Mobile, Alabama. After graduating from Spelman, I aspire to be

Read More »


The King of Soul: Marvin Gaye     – Marvin Pentz Gay was born in April 2, 1939. – He is also known as Marvin

Read More »

Sister Sledge

Disco and Sister Sledge Disco came about in the early 1970s. It brought a different sound compared to what listeners were usually used to. Sister

Read More »

B.B. King

The Man Behind the Blues: Riley B. King Who Is He? Riley B. King also known as B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925.

Read More »

John Coltrane

John Coltrane & A Love Supreme In 1964, John Coltrane recorded an album called “A Love Supreme.  Through this album, he expressed his beliefs. There’s

Read More »

1860 Negro Spirituals

1860 Negro Spirituals Evolution of Negro Spirituals Music was a general way for slaves to express how they felt. Whether it was to express happiness

Read More »

Pop Smoke

Gone But Never Forgotten Pop Smoke – A Pioneer of Brooklyn Drill Pop Smoke influenced many people, not just drill rappers, because he did the

Read More »

What's your password?

Login to your account

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.