A Love Supreme

The Creation Of John Coltrane's Classic Album

Ashley Kahn

Published: 1 October 2003
Paperback, Other
189x235mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781862076020


A deeply researched and beautifully illustrated study of saxophone legend John Coltrane's signature album. Among the images published here for the first time are Coltrane's hand-written poem 'A Love Supreme' that was printed in the original album and in-studio photographs of Coltrane and his sidemen recording A Love Supreme in 1964. Written with the full co-operation of the Coltrane family and featuring the voices of musicians, producers and writers of the 1960s, Kahn has also unearthed rare, unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison. The book also features commentary from contemporary music stars including Carlos Santana, Bono, Phil Lesh, Patti Smith, Ravi Shankar and Steve Reich.

About the author

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Ashley Kahn is the author Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece and A Love Supreme: The Creation of John Coltrane's Classic Album, both published by Granta Books. He is a contributor to Rolling Stone, the New York Times and Mojo. He lives in New Jersey. More about the author

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