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Love Supreme is arguably one of the most important albums that legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane recorded. It is known as Coltrane’s homage to God, and is his own spirituality portrayed through music. It is a four part suite recorded by a jazz quartet, which includes the following tracks: Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance, Psalm. Each track represents a different phase of the “spiritual journey” which Coltrane leads his quartet through. Acknowledgement is open and meditative, starting with just drums followed by Coltrane improvising. Resolution and Pursuance are more frantic in nature, and the music continuously drives forward. The album ends with Psalm, which demonstrates a mournful, explicit feeling for the conclusion of the album. Some may question the spirituality of the album, as parts of it are chaotic and filled with fury. What makes this album spiritual is the combination of elements; the range of raw human emotions, evoking anger, violence, love, and tranquility all in one setting.

http://www.npr.org/2002/11/26/855350/john-coltranes-eternal-a-love-supreme

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