Born in North Carolina, the composer and saxophonist, John Coltrane, is known for his remarkable music career specifically in the Jazz era. John Coltrane’s most notable piece of work is his mixtape, titled A Love Supreme. Here, John professed his love and devotion to the man upstairs, and describes how he overcame his struggles with addiction. Implementing different emotions, tones, expression and instruments, he created a masterpiece consisting of four parts, Acknowledgement, Pursuance, Psalm, Resolution where he embarks on different intricate details about his life.
A Love Supreme set the tone for many artists within this genre. It was well received by its audience and praised heavily for its spiritual elements. Many believed this is where “spiritual jazz”, as a genre, was born. It included elements from all types of preexisting genres like jazz, blues, gospel, and folk. In addition to that, this musical open letter went gold in the United States and Europe, while also receiving a Grammy nomination. Needless to say, John Coltrane’s legacy lives on through his music, and the new music inspired by him today.
John Coltrane’s 1965 album A Love Supreme is amongst his best-selling and highest acclaimed. The album exceeded the saxophonist’s usual album sales sixfold & stood
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