*This is a Vinyl LP*
Release Date: 2021
Label: Impulse! Records
- A Love Supreme, Pt. I – Acknowledgement
- Interlude 1
- A Love Supreme, Pt. II – Resolution
- Interlude 2
- A Love Supreme, Pt. III – Pursuance
- Interlude 3
- Interlude 4
- A Love Supreme, Pt. IV – Psalm
Alto Saxophone – Carlos Ward
Bass – Donald Garrett, Jimmy Garrison
Drums – Elvin Jones
Piano – McCoy Tyner
Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – Pharoah Sanders
Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – John Coltrane
“The music on A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is sublime in every sense of the word, without a trace of monotony. Its release is as significant an event in jazz-historical terms as any archival gem unearthed in the last decade or more.” — NPR Music
This newly discovered live recording of a performance of the Love Supreme suite is a revelation. Recorded at The Penthouse in Seattle on October 2, 1965, at the end of a weeklong residency by Joe Brazil, one of Coltrane’s trusted friends, this recording transports the listener to a prime seat for piece of musical history.
Brazil used the club system, two microphones and an Ampex reel-to-reel, and then preserved the tapes for nearly half a century, as if guarding a Holy Grail. They were found in his archive after his death in 2008.
While not studio-quality audio, the power of the performance shines through. This version is also of the full suite and features an expanded band that includes the same Classic Quartet and Pharoah Sanders in his first official gig as part of Coltrane’s group.