Most definitely a disc for a lazy Sunday afternoon with the papers, or indeed, breakfast on the tram; you just can’t help but fall for her voice.
This record, this testament, is a monument to John Coltrane. His horn playing was on another plane – the way he could read a tune is best heard on his interpretation of My Favourite Things, the song from The Sound Of Music. However, as a composer, a bandleader, a human being, a soul – this record will keep his memory, and the memory of his playing, alive. No jazz album feels so naked, so raw, so free of artifice and cool as A Love Supreme. Four men, four instruments, four voices, one purpose, one amazing piece of music.
This is not music for the faint hearted. You need time, space, good headphones and speakers, and above all, an open mind. This is not blunts, 40’s and bitches.