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By Ashley Kahn

Few albums within the canon of renowned song have had the impact, resonance, and persistence of John Coltrane's 1965 vintage A Love Supreme-a checklist that proved jazz used to be a becoming medium for non secular exploration and for the expression of the elegant. Bringing a similar clean and interesting method that characterised his significantly acclaimed Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, Ashley Kahn tells the tale of the genesis, construction, and aftermath of this vintage recording. that includes interviews with multiple hundred musicians, manufacturers, acquaintances, and kin; unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison; and rankings of never-before-seen photos, A Love Supreme balances biography, cultural context, and musical research in a passionate and revealing portrait.

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