John Coltrane's A Love Supreme

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Wishing happy 87th birthday to late John Coltrane, today... Stefano Bertoncello remembers one of my favorite if not most beloved jazz musician. Same goes for the Love Supreme timeless album. There is something so potent about this album, that can always aligned my mind when its overflown and floating in the multiple realms of chaos.  

The great jazz saxophone player John Coltrane was born 87 years ago today. To mark the occasion we present this rare document from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History: Coltrane’s handwritten outline of his groundbreaking jazz composition A Love Supreme.

Recorded in December of 1964 and released in 1965, A Love Supreme is Coltrane’s personal declaration of his faith in God and his awareness of being on a spiritual path. “No road is an easy one,” writes Coltrane in a prayer at the bottom of his own liner notes for the album, “but they all go back to God.”

Cannot think a better way to commemorate the Giant of Jazz.

Om mani padme hum.

Stefano Bertoncello