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A Love Supreme

John Coltrane

1965

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A Love Supreme

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3.64

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What can be said about this album that hasnt already been said? Its absolutley incredible. Im not a jazz expert, and have only listened to about 4 dozen jazz albums, so I dont understand the music theory of it all, I just know that its an incredible experience to listen to this.

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5

It’s Coltrane at his best, in what world was I not going to give this album 5 stars? There have been so many positive reviews written about this album that I’m not sure how much else so have to say but it really is that good. Everybody plays so well together and the solos are perfect. My criteria for a 10 is basically that I don’t think the album could be any better and this album certainly fits that description. Favorite songs: Yes Least favorite songs: No 10/10

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this might be a technical masterpiece but let's be real, jazz is annoying

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One of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing, that at once compiled all of the innovations from his past, spoke to the current of deep spirituality that liberated him from addictions to drugs and alcohol, and glimpsed at the future innovations of his final two and a half years.

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A one-time contender for my favourite jazz album, I've cooled on this over the last couple of years. Not that I think it's anything resembling bad. Frequently funky, surprising and exciting, the closest I can get to laying my finger on the root of my reservations is that those qualities are rarely co-present and that seems like part of the design, which also seems to be deliberately challenging and as a result stops me from getting transported the way Coltrane is. Except when he chants "A love supreme". Despite its simplicity--probably because of it--that always hits me as the most transcendent moment.

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5

Famous sax player Joshua Redman said 'A Love Supreme is the first jazz album I ever heard, and I really hope it is the last I ever hear.' This is the best piece of jazz music that will ever exist.

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5

Takes several listens to really get, especially for those not used to jazz. First track gets improvised, demonstrating Coltrane's insane talent as a sax player. Love the "A Love Supreme" underlying the entire track, starting off the song clearly then stepping out of the shadows via Coltrane's vocals at the end. Second track starts taking an intense turn. This becomes a very powerful album, with Coltrane's attempt to play as though God was speaking through their instruments. It gets crazy from time to time, invoking several instances of emotion and power, like the drum solo in the first part and near the end of Pursuance. In fact, the last track Psalm is entirely a consistent preach which goes along to written lyrics spoken through sax. I wish I could explain the theory behind this work and what makes this "modal jazz," but I'll save that for another few years (hopefully). For now, I find this to be an amazing piece of art with wonderful diversity that demonstrate both immense talent and powerful messages that convey deep emotion to the listener.

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I am still trying to get more into jazz. This was an okay listen, and it wasn't necessarily difficult to get through but I'm not sure if I enjoyed it. Still, I appreciate the talent here.

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5

One of the most well-known Jazz records for a reason. It's not my first listen, and it won't be my last. I have not listened to a lot of John Coltrane, but this is a great album.

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if you at all know jazz this album should be in your radar

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5

Jazzy, lovely, timeless, nothing to not like here

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Cool stuff

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5

I need to dive deeper into Coltrane. This spoke to me and I want to know more of how and why. Ah, jazz.

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Jazz. Raw, unapologetic, beautiful, soulful, all of those other words that have certainly been said about it over the years, and more. This album is great, and definitely deserves a high spot on this list.

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Classic jazz album, huge fan

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5

It's a classic for a reason. Experimental and beautiful.

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it's a five NEXT

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10

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This is is, this is the one. This and Kind of Blue. If you had to pick two jazz albums to take with you before jazz disappeared, it’d probably be one of those. It’s truly an achievement in sound, playing, recording, all of it. It’s no wonder this is cited in so many lists. Favorite song: all Least favorite: none

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So good!

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I was working while listening to this, and unlike Black Saint, I wasn't distracted by any obnoxious muted horns, so I'd say I liked this very much. I also love using commas, apparently. 5 stars babeeeeee

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A classic album by one of the greats, I’ve never taken the time to really dig into Coltrane’s work but his talent and accomplishments are undeniable.

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Already listened to it but I will continue to listen to it many, many times

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Already listend

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I love everything about this album except for the part where they chant a Love supreme. the improvisations and overall Vibe are just so much fun, and it's interesting to think about where this one lives in history as Coltrane and Davis's relationship progressed

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Hola

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5

Coltrane's sax texture is all over the map in the best possible way. THE BASS SOLO ON PART THREE!

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disco regalado a mama. muy buen saxofonista

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Schon oft gehört - aber wohl nie oft genug. Tatsächlich gibt es jedes Mal was neues zu entdecken auf dieser Reise, die noch so harmonisch und konzentriert beginnt, um dann immer stärker am Geschmack der Freiheit zu schnuppern und die Frage zu suchen deren Antwort 42 lautet, sich selbst in der Gleichung auflösen will und schließlich eins wird mit der kosmischen Existenz.

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Gilt als Meisterwerk, nicht wegzudenken aus dem Kanon, gottgleich die Verehrung. Tue mich aber seit jeher schwer mit dieser Aufnahme (der Blue Train fährt cooler). An manchen Tagen hat “A Love Supreme“ die Kraft, graue Wolken vor den schmutzigen Fenster hinfort zu blasen. An anderen stellt sich eher ein Gefühl des Aushaltens ein. Das meist permanent hohe Tempo zwingt zum konzentrierten Hinhören, eine Aufgabe, für die es manchmal eine Kraft und Kontemplation braucht, die man aufzubringen nicht immer vermag. Musik als Rechenaufgabe oder Rätsel - faszinierend und (über)fordernd zugleich. Aber im guten Moment das magisch unbeschreibliche Begreifen ohne je eine Note zu kennen. Ehrlich diffuse Gefühle; selten verrückt, wie die Platte je nach subjektiver Empfindung morpht. Aber ein Sturm ist kein Buchhalter, sondern bläst und tobt unverzeihlich, wo und wie er will. Krasse 4.5

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Transcendant.

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No i pojawil sie swiety Jan Jazzowy, dodatkowo tak blisko od siebie znalazly sie jedne z najwazniejszych plyt jazzowych, bo po ostatnim kind of blue nie sadzilem, ze szybko uslysze cos rownie dobrego, a tym razem, jak zreszta zazwyczaj, mylilem sie, wiec a love supreme, czyli synteza ewolucji jazzowej lat 50-60 zawarta w materiale, ktory bez slow opowiada swoja historie, moze nie do konca bez slow, bo jednak otwierajacy acknowledgment, zawiera chant ktory jest tytulem albumu, a powiazujac tytul traka z chantem dostajemy odpowiedz na pytanie co bedzie motywem przewodnim plyty, wdziecznosc za muzyke, wdziecznosc za zycie, wdziecznosc za cel, wdziecznosc za milosc, a jako ze Coltrane, ktorego okreslilem jako swietego byl mocno wierzaca osoba, praktykujaca wiare w Boga, bez przynaleznosci do scisle okreslonej religii, to dzielo prawdopodobnie bylo adresowane do niego, ma to sens takze patrzac na kolejne plyty, gdzie rowniez wyraznie widoczna jest nawet na samych tytulach ich duchowosc, ascension, aeditations, om, to tylko kilka z przykladow, wiec nie tylko jak trwoga to do Boga, ale takze z dziekczynnymi dzwiekami, a jak mozna lepiej podziekowac za talenty i cel w zyciu niz stworzyc plyte, ktora asymiluje eksperymepty modalno bebopowe jakie tworzyl na poprzednich materialach, wiec plyte otwiera modalnosc acknowledgementa, przechodzacy w kadencyjny resolution grany na 8 taktow, zeby przejsc do iscie bluesowego grania w 12 taktach na pursuance, a konczac znowu modalnosciowa ekspresja psalmu, zagrane z udzialem kwartetu coltrane na dwoch saksach, tenorowej i sopranowej, garrison na kontrabasie, jones na drumsach i dodatkowych gongach, no i tyner na klawiszach, jak w wiekszosci swoich przypadkow, najlepiej opowiada historie ten kto ja napisal, wiec scena jest mocno coltranowa pod tym wzgledem, zmniejszenie liczby instrumentow w nagraniach jazzowych na przestrzeni lat wplywa na to, ze latwiej jest stworzyc material dobry, bo mniejsza ilosc mozliwoych bledow, ale jednoczesnie ciezko stworzyc cos niezwyklego bo rzeczy nieslyszalne nigdzie indziej sa wlasnie czesto kwestia przypadku, ale w tym wypadku jest to z pewnoscia album wyjatkowy, nie tylko ze wzgledu na niasacy z soba muzyczny przekaz, ale rowniez jest kamieniem milowym w tworzeniu free jazzu, ktory pozwala na ekspresje tworcza zarowno kompozytora jak i grajacego, jako material podzielony na party ktore sie wzajemnie komplementuja i uzupelniaja powinien byc sluchany w calosci, wiec nie wrzucam tutaj nic na plejliste, a plyta juz byla od dawna oznaczona w biblioteczce krazkowej spotifaja, oby jak najwiecej takich pickow

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Jazzy

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such a cool album. 10/10

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Instrumental, Jazz.

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A dark, blurry, improvisational groove. There is something primal and transcendent going on here

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5

Love me some Jazz and this is up there with the best for me

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Legend! Loved it

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One of my favourite jazz albums!

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5

This one is just so good

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Clásico del jazz, no aburre nunca. Voltaje revienta el saxo. El batería es quizás lo mejor. Genial

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The greatest modern jazz record ?

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Acknowledgement Resolution Pursuance Psalm Jazz album

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5/5

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I'm not sure if I'm able to give an informed comment on a classic jazz album. A reminder that I need to listen to more jazz. But this is a standard. 5 STARS!

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5

A beautiful jazz album. Relaxing and pleasant. Maybe the best jazz album I've listened to.

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5

Done.

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50. Somos fumo e um fogo ligeiro. Definidos por pressa de acabar o que ficou para trás. Despacha lá isto, pá. Antes feito que perfeito. MotA: Pt. III - Pursuance

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I wanna play guitar like Coltrane plays sax

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5/5 probablement un des meilleurs dans son genre avec kind of blue. À écouter et réécouter et réécouter. Un classique

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A work of genius. Quite simply, if you don't like it you're wrong.

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this is another one i've been looking forward to coming up in the rotation. i know My Favorite Things very well, but this one hardly at all - until now! because, helpfully, the entire thing is here twice, and some of it 3x. so that's cool - i appreciate the efficiency story there. the complexity of this whole album is just mind-blowing. simple beats building to ridiculous rhythms, and coltrane's sax just climbing the walls...except when he hauls back hard on that line and manages to restrain it - but you know that thing just wants to wail for all it's worth, and when it does, there's nothing like it.

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Sublime

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What a talented 30 minutes. Great solos on all instruments, as good as jazz gets imo

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I had heard this album a few times and, though I was a fan of parts 1 & 4, I found part 3, with its squonky bits and 2 drum solos a little much. However, on re-listen I like the way that the drums set up an awesome McCoy Tyner solo and in general, I love Elvin Jones’ loose and impromptu playing throughout. I’ve had other Coltrane albums on high rotation over the years but I’m glad that 1001 forced me to listen again this one again, with greater concentration. He takes post-bop jazz and makes it feel spiritual. It's a shame he died a couple of years later.

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Great. Needs a lot more listening.

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Oh yes. This is sitting in a smoky bar, drinking a whiskey, and watching the band wail onstage. I am about this life.

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This absolutely slaps

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Loved it

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I don't care what happened this week. Eryka started us off strong and John is finishing us stronger. How can you ask for anything more than the perfect four track 30 minute jazz session we get today? John looks mad in this album cover but it seemed like he was having a great time. Loved this.

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Masterpiece

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Fantastic stuff. Can get a bit too manic at times so I can see why people might not like it. However, the manic never gets overwhelming and I'm not really sure how. A testament to his genius I suppose.

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Jazz masterpiece.

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The quintessential jazz album.

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Legendary

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Jazz by a master

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Great album. Couldn't ask for better jazz.

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Monumental. From a simple theme grows jazz played with a sense of spiritual purpose, instilled with passion, intent, and real feeling. You won't find dance hits here, but careful listening will reward those willing to do so.

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Incredible jazz album but not as good as ascension.

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Great jazz album, not to big a fan of jazz but this one was great

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An absolute monolith. Gnomic on first hearing, enlightening after multiple.

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Classic jazz album filled to the brim with beautiful, soul-searching rhythms. Experimental but not too experimental to wall off mainstream appeal. Do yourself a favor and listen to this all-time great.

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supreme

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Beautiful. Perfect. A class in what good jazz is all about.

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5

Yeah, I don't know what to say. It's damn near perfect. One of those records that any perceived deficiency is probably due to my lack of context/knowledge.

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Don't listen to too much jazz, but this album is just, great. yes.

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Great Jazz Album

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JA

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Great! Masterpiece…

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Amazing album, fantastic playing, great sound. Still amused by how underwhelmed the singing is after such sparkling music. They sound like they're high schoolers being made to recite something. But hey, it's honest, it's pure, it's amazing.

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Classic classic classic--doesn't make it any easier to absorb. Even now that first track, I still don't really know whether the drums, the piano, and John were in the same room. It somehow still all comes together, the magic of jazz and Coltrane and that band. Not as "listenable" as Kind of Blue, so I don't love it as much as that album, definitely still five stars.

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One of my all times, right here.

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A love supreme

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As someone who likes to play the saxophone, Coltrane is a bit of an idol. While not as melodious as other Jazz greats, Coltrane more than makes up for it in creativity. A masterpiece that I wish were longer.

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A kind of blue mi je najbolji jazz album, a ovaj mi je drugi najbolji. Ak uzmemo standardnu devijaciju ranga svih jazz albuma ikad napravljenih, a sigurno je normalna distribucija, onda ovaj isto zaslužuje peticu.

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s guštom san slušala, baš maestralno sviraju, naravno saksofon dominira, al ne bi tribalo zanemarit klavir, bas i bubnjeve, odlični su!

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Outstanding.

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Lovely all the way through

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Absolute masterpiece. Fav tracks: - All of them

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I've never been a jazz expert but I can still enjoy how great this album is. Explaining how great this is may be another question.

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1965 - Modal jazz; avant-garde jazz; free jazz

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A classic

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John Coltrane, already well-establish as a one of jazz's greats, wanted to go in a different direction after his last album. Leaning more into avant-garde jazz, Coltrane blended elements of faith and religion to create what is effectively a new subgenre of jazz: Spiritual Jazz. More spiritual in form than in substance, A Love Supreme is a piece that honor's Coltrane's relationship with God. It is reflective, passionate, and amazing in it's music. Not only that, but this record would mark a move into free jazz, for both Coltrane and Impulse! Records. Context aside, this is a beautiful jazz record. It's a little weird, but makes up for it in spades with expert use of dynamics and improvisation that only seasoned jazz musicians could follow through on. Excellence had never sounded so good. God bless.

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I love jazz

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5

Even without really understanding all the reasons, it's easy to recognize a masterpiece when I see one.

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5

Wow. I've never listened to this, but have always wanted to. What a masterpiece. It is such a beautiful expression of humanity. Always surprising, but in a way that keeps you in the piece. This could be listened to both in the background of a coffee shop and on head phones in the dark. Gorgeous.

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o ome gravou numa paulada essa obra-prima 💯

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quem da menos não tem isso: 👂 isso: 🧠 não conhece do verde e muito menos isso: 🫀

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Produtividade monstra na manhã escutando o sopro

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Sempre é uma experiência transcendental revisitar este álbum

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I had listened to this album some time ago, and I appreciate it more now than I did then.

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As near perfection you can get with a jazz album. I'm probably in the minority by thinking that Giant Steps is superior, but Love Supreme is a stellar work. 4.5/5.

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One of the most amazing pieces of recorded music in history. The album is transcending, no more needs to be said.

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5

Rare among jazz albums in that I feel like I genuinely get it, I think it's a masterpiece. This might not be considered a ringing endorsement given my general ignorance, but I'll stand by it.

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Spiritual. If you're in the right frame of mind, hard to describe it as anything else.

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Perfection

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Another groundbreaking album and modal jazz classic. This album in four movement takes a more avant garde approach to the form with its experimental rhythms and improvisation. Though less melodic than his work on Kind of Blue, this album is very listenable and has a lot to offer the casual jazz listener. This is one of those albums that rewards multiple listens.

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5

Must Hear if there ever was a Must Hear. Really Futuristic... (9/10) FT: A Love Supreme, Pt. I – Acknowledgement

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Wonderful. Solos from piano, trumpet, saxophone, drums. It was like you sat down at a bar and just listened to a whole set.

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Buenos motivos musicales. Hay un álbum homónimo pero en vivo, me llama la atención

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5

Definitely a must-own record for any collection and a seminal record in the jazz genre.

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I didn't realize I liked jazz until I listened to this album. The first track was simply outstanding. There were parts during the latter half of the album that seemed to go on a little long, but it was still phenomenal regardless.

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Classic.

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In general, jazz is something I always wanted to get into , though I don't know that much about it. Like, wtf makes this one of the best albums ever made? Sounds like jazz to me. Good moments in there, and I bet that if I pay real good attention, I'd get even more out of it. Who knows. It's a fun listen though. And the cool thing about jazz is all the dynamism. Goes all over the place. And hearing where the next place they'll take you musically is cool. It's like an excercise in presence. Most pop songs, it's all about expectation and payoff I think. The bass drops just when it needs to. But with jazz, it's a constant flow. THings come out of nowhere. And most likely when "jazz that's not jazz" is when it tries to prevent that unpredictability. Lol maybe I do like jazz!

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Good. Feel like I need multiple listens to form a full opinion

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4

A string of great motifs. Maybe one of the best jazz albums made.

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4

Great album. Started off a bit odd but some cool sounds. Cool progressions

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sax

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4

Good background noise nice jazz been wanting to get into jazz this is pretty good wouldn’t listen to without doing something else.

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4

9/10

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I've heard the name Coltrane before but never listened to any of his music. Very pleasant music. I'm not a huge fan of jazz but maybe I was in the right mood or something, this really was good!

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This is one of my favorite albums I have discovered so far. Its not an everyday listen, I will have to be in the mood for it. But for sure I will be listening again, and again, and again. Dat Drummer be Crazy. drums out of 5

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Elegante, intenso, eléctrico.

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Good. Not my favorite Coltrane album, though.

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Harder to get into than the other Miles Davis though I am somewhat aware of the intense musical stuff that’s going on. 8

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4

Was so excited to listen to another jazz album especially one from a musician I had heard of :)

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4

Now this is some soulful stuff. I really dig the structure and concept of this album a lot.

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7/10. I am terrible at rating Jazz type stuff, but didn't seem as interesting as some of the others we have had.

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JAZZ instrumental

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enjoyed this, would listen again as background music

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Not much of an appreciation for jazz but still thought it was good. Less good than Kind of Blue, so 8/10 ?

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Jizzy Jazz

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Hyvää jamittelua! Tosin en osaa sanoa miksi juuri tämä levy listalla. Tätä ei pitäisi kuunnella työn ohessa kuulokkeilla vaan esim. perjantai-iltana nojatuolissa laadukkaista kaiuttimista.

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false

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Ook hier weer tot rust komen met dit album, heel goeie drums

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Absolute class, such good musicians. I still don't properly understand jazz enough to appreciate it to its full worth, but this was mint. Oozes class. 4/5

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Groß. Deep und trotzdem gut hörbar

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Liked it

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Music doesn’t need words to tell a story. Coltrane leads you through darkened city streets in pursuit of a lost lover, his saxophone guiding your every step, as other instruments - mischievous drums, stolid, menacing double bass, alluring piano - try to steal your attention and your affection. Gorgeous. Melancholy. To be listened to again and again.

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Listened to a few tracks, nice, classy trumpet and sax driven jazz

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4

excellent album

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4

Jazz isn't really my thing, but this album was very interesting to listen to. I loved the loose structure with punctuated hits of beautiful brass.

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4

A beautiful masterpiece. Coltrane's expression in this album is conveyed from every complex section to the most subtle of ditties. Pt. III - Pursuance is a spiritual journey. Jazz is not my forte or most expansive genre, but it doesn't take a trained ear to know Coltrane's magnus opus is musical genius.

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4

Digging this. Return back to this one.

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4

Loved the last song w/ bass starting. 1st ever jazz album listen in its entirety. Enjoyed it and would like to listen to it again.

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4

I love the smooth jazz. Love the saxophone and its nice sound. Great album to put on and listen to while doing something else or just lying down and relaxing.

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4

While I'm not necessarily a huge jazz fan, quite enjoyable. I can understand why it's a classic. Probably worth 5 stars aside from personal preferences. Still, likely I'll come back to it.

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Rating: 7/10

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4

Bien. Sin más.

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I’m a huge fan of saxophone and jazz so this was absolutely delightful! Great background music for sipping coffee in the morning, reading a book, or a night drive through the city.

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4

Jazz

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I don’t always understand it but it still amazes me.

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Nunca antes había escuchado un disco de jazz, y la verdad es que este me gusto mucho, desde la batería hasta el saxo, me dieron ganas de meterme a una banda de jazz xd

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Pretty sweet Jazz album. Definitely feels like a full piece with and arc and vibe.

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I don't know where it places in history, but definitely "jazz"

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Jazzy. Is Gud.

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Nice fun energetic jazz, classic, easy to listen to while working.

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This is certainly an iconic jazz album but I think his earlier work eg Giant steps, Ole, My favourite things and the monumental Blue Train are better.

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// Favs: – Part 4 Score: Strong 4

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all good except the mumbling

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In your face JAZZ!! If you can embrance the note avalanche and tumble in the chaos it's quite and experience. Rather good.

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It's a beautiful album, but just reinforces my awareness that I don't really understand jazz, as I can't really see what sets it apart from other great jazz records. I guess I need a deeper dive.

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Nice, short album. Honestly, a bit stressful to me, very frenetic jazz. Coltrane is a legend of course, but I found this one slightly more difficult to listen to than other jazz albums due to the energy. Still great though, I'd just prefer something a bit more laid back. Favorite tracks: Acknowledgement, Pursuance. Album art: About as boring as they come. Not only black and white, but just a picture of Coltrane. It always breaks my spirit when classic albums like this have weak covers. 4/5

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Love this jazz…..

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Smooth Jazz. Riding the Coltrane.

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Älskar! En mer melankolisk och ödesmättad jazz. Jag kan ingenting om jazz, men det jag läser om albumet, om hur viktigt och respekterat det är, får mig att uppskatta det. Jag gillar hur det låter, helt enkelt. När John Coltranes saxofon gråter, gråter jag. Bästa låt: Hela albumet är inspelat i ett streck, men uppdelat i fyra delar. Bäst är sista, Psalm.

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Great jazz album.

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Legendary.

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Incredibly naturally yet experimental sounds from this wonderful jazz album.

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A Love Supreme by John Coltrane (1965) The great saxophonist John Coltrane leads (on tenor) this quartet, comprising McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (double bass), and Elvin Jones (drums, percussion) in a complex fantasia of jazz wonder. Coltrane is careful not to dominate, giving plenty of space for individual virtuosity, thus satisfying a wide range of musical curiosity for 33 minutes. A very nice listen, well worth repeating. I did. Jones’ restless drumming provides energy throughout, sometimes sounding as if he had three hands. Tyler’s piano is intelligent, leading the listener through elaborate and sometimes blazing chord changes and dazzling solo scales. Garrison’s bass sometimes feels like it’s trying to keep up, yet is excellent on intonation, faithful providing fullness at the bottom of the tonal range. But Coltrane’s tenor sax shines, establishing the guiding motif at the beginning of each of the four ‘movements’ on this album (delayed in #2 and #3), and then exploding into sonic poetry. The progressions are inventive without being shocking or chaotic. Each phrase seems to make sense. I remain perplexed by the shift in the balance at 5:43 of the opening track, but other than that, the recording and mixing seems to be first rate for 1965. Most listeners (like me) shouldn’t presume to understand all of what’s going on here, but to simply affirm or deny whether the music has accomplished Coltrane’s stated goal of producing happiness in the heart. I say yes. 4/5

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I was really expecting this to be homework, but I found it really easy to listen to. A few too many bass and drum solos, perhaps, but it is largely fairly succinct and coherent, even for someone not as sophisticated in their jazz appreciation as I am am. (Hal understands this better. It is seems fairly straightforward to him, I suspect). I can understand the stretches. It's a bit more challenging than wallpaper jazz, but not so free as to be incomprehensible. Would listen gain.

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Supremely good. 9/10

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Heavy Saxophone. Upbeat jazz beat in the background. 6/10

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A pre-bedtime listen, chilled me out and had a great sleep, thanks Mr Coltrane!

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I like it!

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I really dig it

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Smooth jazz

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Pas autant aimé que Blue Train, mais quand même très bon

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Amazing musicianship. I really enjoyed the flow from beginning to end and the great run time. Not as touching as his collaboration with Miles on Blue, and still awkward having jazz on this albums list next to so much crap, but definitely not just a 3 star piece of work.

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Jazz is not always my thing, but I always hear something new every time I listen to this

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One of greatest jazz albums of all time. And deservedly so

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jaime bien le jazz super metaphore de la vie ( n'a aucun sens)

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Haven't done any focused listening to much jazz. Have a friend in a local college jazz band and I feel like jazz is more fun to see in person. I could listen to this album several times. Added to my favorite list.

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This is, pun intended, supremely good jazz. Obviously the saxophone is incredible, but the keys and drumming are both top notch here as well.

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What a nice album, never extensively listened to Coltrane, but this was excellent. Really smooth.

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Great tempo to all four parts. Started mellow and finished with a bang! Absolutely loved ever moment of this!

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Great jazz album!

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If you've ever seen Bosch on Amazon Prime Video, you'd know that there is a lot of jazz in the show, and your mind instantly goes to the view from his house perched in the hills on those stilts. It's a fantastic show, that's easy to watch again and again. And while I don't especially listen to much jazz, I seem to want to listen to this again. Especially since he named his dog Coltrane. But going back to this album, it reminds me of the show, so that's good enough.

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Fantastic jazz album. Love the drums on Part 3.

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jazz at its best

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Asti, ovo je jazz klasik u rangu sa Kind of Blue od Miles Davisa i sa svojim vlastitim Blue Train-om. Obavezno štivo. Međutim nije po mom mišljenju savršen poput ta dva albuma, zato četvorka.

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Good ole jazz

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Very relaxing to listen to. Will certainly look into listening more

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Du jazz. Je sais jamais quoi en penser. C'est agréable mais changera pas ma vie

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Listened to on 2/23/22 4.5/5 Favorite song: they were all lovely Wonderful jazz album

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Yndisleg plata.

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Good album, enjoyed McCoy and Coltrane pushing and pulling between the keys and sax

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Meditations on love can sometimes--though by no means is it common!--lead to ecstasy, and in that ecstasy the still, small voice of that supreme Love becomes a whirlwind of fire. Do not awaken love until it so desires.

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Holy shit this album was absolutely stunning. The way he presented his story with 4 different themes was absolutely insane. A 4 song album and one of the best jazz albums I’ve ever heard

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Pretty nice album. I don't know too much about jazz but I definitely do enjoy it when I hear it, so this was a good time. I don't know enough to say what specifically makes me enjoy it, but all I know is it's good. 7/10

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Coltranes' masterpiece here, superb Modern Jazz that has completely stood the test of time with the first track "Acknowledgement" being so recognisable through the many times it has be nodded to by other artist since it's release in 1964. Some great riffs by 'trane himself on Sax but also some wonderful meandering piano pieces from Mcoy Tyner who seems to just let the muse flow through his fingers. Both this ably backed by some great drumming and driving bass playing by Elvin Jones & Jimmy Garrison respectively. sometimes when a group of musicians paly together the magic just happens and I think it did when these four came together in 1964! A great record, rightfully on the list and also a Jazz favourite for me.

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Hardly a jazz aficionado but this is exactly the flavour of jazz I like - combo/quartet, no vocals, spacious. Works either as something to actively listen to but also fantastic mood pieces to set as semi-background music. Classic for a reason. 8/10 4 stars.

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Não posso dizer que é ruim. Toca muito, apesar de que não sou fã de jazz.

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A fantastic jazz album. Coltrane is a wonder and this album shows how much of a genius he was. Between the stylings and composition this is a really brilliant album that makes jazz very enjoyable. 8.5/10

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Not all songs were available sadly but I enjoyed it

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Enjoyed it and really appreciated the brevity of this album. I’m not grasping why it’s super revered tho

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I know it's great, but I'm super ignorant about jazz. I enjoyed it but didn't feel compelled to finish it.

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Interesting jazz album, definitely need to LISTEN AGAIN, only got one listen in.

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I'm sure it's important, but I don't know enough about the history of jazz and/or Coltrane to know why it's important. I'd prefer to listen to Coltrane's more melodic pieces.

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Not a huge jazz fan but this was easy to listen to.

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3.6

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Fin dzezic

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A bit dissonant for me. Not super leading jazz but tumultuous

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I wonder if this was in any way inspiration for the love below? Regardless, I did enjoy. Much more hectic than I would've expected, but interesting solos.

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Very all over the place, 4 parts that let each instrument shine Devided into the ear speakers with clear distinction where each instrument would be in the room, which can be tiresome after a while when one instrument is just having a solo If you like jazz it's probably definitely for you

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This is what jazz sounds like. It's jazzy and smooth. Unfortunately I don't feel like listening to this as I work without a glass of whisky and a cigarette

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not bad

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Corto, pero aguanta.

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Sí me gustó pero quizá de pronto no le entiendo al jazz. Es como si estás platicando con alguien y de pronto te grita y de pronto te susurra y dan ganas de darle unas cachetadas para que se ponga chido.

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It's Jazz. I enjoy Jazz in the right setting with the right mood. It is what it is.

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Do I love Jazz? Not particularly. Do I recognize the level of skill it takes to make this music? Hell yeah. An interesting listen.

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Interesante y diferente, pero no veo como sea de lo más relevante en el género.

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I can tell there is something cool going on here but I still don't get it.

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Some nice Jazz

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As with Monk before him, not hugely into jazz, but it pleasantly classes up the joint. 5/10

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Grande coltrane

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Great if you like jazz I guess. Good background stuff

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De los discos de jazz que me salieron hasta ahora, creo que es el que más me gustó.

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Although I usually don't like jazz, I though this album was OK.

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Short album, would need to listen some more. Definitely felt more like a 60s album while still being Jazz

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Ihan ok, mutta vähän turhan vikkelää neekerijatsia minun makuuni. Ei meinaa pysyä perässä, kun tulee nuotteja niin kovaan tahtiin. Taustamusiikkina jees, mutta en ihan asioikseni pistäisi soimaan.

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Tällä hetkellä oli vähän liian hidas päivä näin nopeaan jazziin. Lähtökohtaisesti jazz kuitenkin maistuu, ja tämäkin varmaan hieman eri tilanteessa paremmin. Vähän rauhallisemman jazzin vaatisi tämä päivä. 3,5 pinnaa, pyöristetään päivän menon mukaan tällä kertaa alaspäin, vaikka vikan kappaleen myötä olisi voinut pyöristää myös ylöspäin.

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Hyvää jazzmeininkiä. Vaati sopivan mielentilan, että tästä jaksaa innostua. Nyt jaksoin innostua vaan kolmen tähden verran.

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Very impressed by the musicianship. The fourth track didn't land with me at all, but the rest was solid.

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i'm not very much into Jazz

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Tambem ja tinha ouvido falar do John Coltrane mas eh azuis, talvez curta com um fone de ouvido mas esqueci...

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*a love supreme, a love supreme, a love supreme, a love supreme*

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best jazz offering we've had on this list (sorry spazzjazz).

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A master of his craft, his craft can be a little inaccessible.

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Not for me but jazz is impresive so

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I’m not much of a jazz fan so it’s hard to rate the album I will say that the musicians are very talented but it’s not something I would listen to again 3/5

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Impressive, but not something I particularly enjoy listening to.

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Love John Coltrane. This is not my favorite from him.

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not a massive Jazz fan but this was ok

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Annie bought me this record for Christmas a couple years ago. It's enjoyable. That's the only criteria I really put on jazz music. I often put it on when we have guests and want something that will melt into the background. Still love the chanting of "A love supreme!" Never gets old.

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I realize he is an excellent musician. I just find all the high notes he plays on the sax to be grating so I can't really enjoy it.

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Not to my taste

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Goed

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jazz

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Listened three times to this magnum opus now, and oh, how I wish I was more into jazz. This is packed full of great moments from a technical standpoint. The opening minute with the gong, shimmering cymbals and the ensemble slowly coming to life, before the emergence of that four-note bass refrain. The climactic chants towards the end of "Acknowledgement". The drum and double-bass solos that bookend the unhinged "Pursuance". And then the calming influence of "Psalm" with some of the most expressive, yearning sax playing I've ever heard. It all passes by very quickly and each movement is completely distinct, giving an obvious shape to the record. It's very cohesive and tightly focused... I just don't respond to it emotionally. Hearing albums like this, I switch from "excitable-emotive-listener" into "objective-music-historian" mode. It does make me sad that I might never "enjoy" jazz as much as I do pop or rock, but it's impossible for me not to appreciate its craft and significance, especially on repeated listens. Would I know this was a classic in the genre if not being told by this site and many other sources? Maybe not. Does my awareness of its status affect how I perceive it? Almost definitely. I am giving this 3* because even though jazz isn't really for me (yet), the musicianship is almost definitely the best I've heard on this listening journey so far, and probably will be for a long while. Personal preference has to play a big role here, sorry Mr Coltrane! I'm sure you won't be turning in your grave.

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Nice jazz album,

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It's fine

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Not ready for jazz?

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Mmmmmm. Jazz. Niiiiiiiiiiiiice.

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Well, it’s jazz.

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Strano, da risentire.

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Jazzy!

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I generally prefer Coltrane's earlier work. This is a little more challenging than I want to listen to on a regular basis but the musicianship is undeniable.

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Jazz instrumental. Un poco aburrido.

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Jazz

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Jazz

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Not really my cup of tea. I'm not sure I'm knowledgeable enough on jazz to properly review this album, but I didn't really dig it personally. A bit harsh for my taste. I'd give it 2.5 if I could.

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first disc is good

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I'm in no position to rate this album, so... 3?

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i dont understand jazz

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This is repetitive and while I don't hate it, I also don't live it.

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First Jazz album on the list. I enjoyed it and would listen again from time to time.

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Personally I found this type of jazz to be too fast paced, listening to it was not relaxing or a joyful experience but it felt like one was being rushed and almost stressful. Objectively though it's a good album by a legendary artist so I'm giving this the standard 3 for world/others

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Too much saxophone action. Would have been a nice album with just the jazz drums and piano. Sorry.

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Full disclosure: I'm a punk and indie kid. My exposure to jazz has been limited to the little bursts of jazz guitar lines and polyrhythmic changes in mathcore bands (Dillinger Escape Plan!), what little insipid piano-and-sax tinkles is played in hotel lobbies and, in recent years, BadBadNotGood and Jeff Goldblum (because Jeff Goldblum). So when I began my foray into this recommended work of Mr John Coltrane, whose name I've only read in passing in guitar magazines, I went in with a skeptical mind; one not completely familiar with jazz, but at the same time not without the pockets of exposure to be considered a clean slate. That being said, I am not wholly unimpressed by A Love Supreme. The musicianship is top notch. Exciting, dynamic, technical but emotive. Without any structure or riff to latch on to, I find myself flitting from instrument to instrument, taking in turns the melodically dissonant piano chords, the seemingly chaotic cymbals and syncopated tippy-taps of the snare and of course, the sax work of Mr Coltrane itself. Little wonder of course, that the sum of these far exceed its parts. I am writing this as I give this album my second listen, and while I don't think I will have this in my regular rotation (I am listening to this on YouTube via an incognito Google window, so as not to tamper with my algorithm), I do find that I am the better for having given this album a try. Minor aside : I really didn't like the vocal interjection of "A Love Supreme". It seemed so out of place in what would've otherwise been seamless instrumental interplay.

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So to begin, I am not a jazz music listener. Never got into it. So this was an experience. Very interesting, sounds of random chaos that melds together and works well. Enjoyable, but not my cup of tea.

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Chaotic. It is up to you this is good or not for you.

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Jazzzz, afslappende, vild sax, improviseret

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Try as I might, I just can't get into most jazz. Some jazz (e.g. John Zorn doing the music of Ornette Coleman) I really hate, and some I kinda like. This was somewhere in the middle, probably leaning a bit more to the "I kinda like it" side of the scale. I can definitely appreciate his sax playing, but overall I find it hard to get into. 3 stars.

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I just don't think I know how to quantify jazz albums.

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Até agora não sei se gostei ou não. Foi meu primeiro disco de jazz de todos os tempos. Estou um pouco atônita com a quantidade de barulhos, mas entendo a importância e o legado.

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It’s jazz!

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Lijepo ali mi nije nešto spektakularno zanimljivo pa eto

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Nisan sigurna da san uživala, al nije loše

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I always like the idea of jazz more than I do actually listening to it. I don't think I'm sophisticated enough for it. This is very easy listening, gentle stuff, but it doesn't really grab my attention.

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2/24/22 Good background music and really nothing more. Can’t get into the jazz vibe but I appreciate each song for being a unique piece. Could definitely track a “story” throughout the album.

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Sounded like impressive jazz but definitely background music for me

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better Jazz than the other recent albums

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it's Jazz, It's good. I keep hearing that mantra running through my head... A Love Supreme, A Love Supreme, A Love Supreme... I'm going to ever understand Jazz or what makes this album good compared to other Jazz albums. I do know that I enjoyed this one and I am glad stuff like this is on the list. Maybe someday I will understand Jazz more. 3/5

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3.4 - great jazz album with amazing brass and some rocking, if sometimes discordant and settling drums

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Exceptional horns the whole way through and love the piano on track 2

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it's not the season for skitty jazz - but recognise i might like this one season

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A solid jazz album... Not my thing but was nice background

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More jazz. nice enough

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Very good jazz. It stretches my taste when listening

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Robert nous a pris par surprise en envoyant dans le générateur un album de Supreme Love Jazz dont cet individu est l'unique représentant. Le problème avec ce style de musique est qu'après avoir été habitué à entendre de l'Ultra Sexual Soul par l'intermédiaire de Marvin Gaye, on n'est plus vraiment friand de douceur et de sentiments mais plutôt d'animosité et de relations sans lendemain.

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Just didn't really do it for me. I know he's great. But yeah, it just didn't get me going

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Another great jazz classic that I enjoyed, but largely went over my head. Whilst it's beyond doubt that John Coltrane plays his saxophone REALLY well, I'm not musically literate enough to discern the "deep spirituality with religious subtext" from the saxophone tootings and drum clatterings. Having said that I really like Pt.1 - Acknowledgement. The big gong crash at the start and the chanting at the end are really cool. Rating: 3/5 Playlist track: A Love Supreme, Pt.1 - Acknowledgement Date listened: 09/05/22

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To unsettling

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Probably good but not my style at all.

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Not for me

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Jazz

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Toimis siellä kuuluisassa utuisessa jazzyökerhossa New Yorkissa. Autossa tavallisena arkimaanantaina ei aivan.

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Olisin voinut kuolla kuulematta tätä. En kuulu kohderyhmään.

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3/10

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Äärimmäisen taidokasta musisointia. Instrumentaalijazz ei vaan valitettavasti ole yhtään mun juttu. Sori John!

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Didn't really grab me, good jazz but nothing memorable.

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So right. Smooth and choppy at the same time.

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Just can't get into it...

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Jazz is a lot like England's "golden generation" of footballers. On paper, there's a lot of superstars but in practice, each player seems to be out of sync with each other and playing to their own tune.

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Miles likes jazz.

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Appreciate the talent but I'm not one for jazz instrumentals

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Vier nummers, duidelijk een artiest die wist wat hij te zeggen had en daar geen verdere tierlantijntjes aan hing. Blijft een stijl die mij niet ligt, maar het vierde nummer deed me toch iets.

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I mean, I don't like it. I've tried but I don't get it, or jazz.

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Not my kind of jazz, very precise and impressive sax though. Will probably change view at some point though

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Fordernd

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I'm sure this album would sound or at least interest me a lot more if I had any sort of technical expertise in music theory, but as it stands now, I don't and this album seems less-than good. Many of the instruments seem to clash with each other as well as being pretty repetitive, but I may not be able to truly appreciate it due to my circumstances. Favorite track: Part II: Resolution

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I have yet to grow an appreciation for jazz. It is something I want to do, but as of right now it I have not. I can still tell that there’s a lot of detail in this piece however, so that gives it some points.

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Sorry John; I know you are highly acclaimed… but I’m just not a jazz man…. It’s too damn freestyle!

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Niet het soort jazz waar ik van houd

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I am not a big fan of jazz. I get that it takes an incredible amount of talent but not my cup of tea

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Well call me a luddite but I do not have the patience to get jazz. Some of this was fine but other parts I just wanted it to end. There was some long bit of just double bass mucking around. Nonsense. Not worth recording

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niet men ding

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Jazz is not for me…

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Very skillful for all instruments. Nothing I would listen to again though. Drum solo on track 3 is the highlight.

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It was a jazz album that was pleasant enough to listen to, however not something I'd actively go out of my way to listen to again. An album that would be good as part of some background music at a speakeasy type bar. No best/worst as they all flow into one another.

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Listened on a run. I like jazz yet more creative improvised jazz like this is not really my cup of tea. Not in my top 1000

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not for me

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אחלה ג׳אז, לא שמעתי הכל. הקצב קצת חוזר על עצמו אבל זה ג׳אז אז הכל טוב

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First off sounded like jazz, I thought it sounded familiar but I'm not sure why. After 4 songs the jazz sounded a bit strange. I didn't like that. In the end it was sounding better again but the middle part had ruined it for me personally. Would not listen again.

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This album definitely serves a specific purpose - provoking thought, background for a stimulating conversation. Staring straight at it for one hour and fifty minutes can be exhausting.

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J'ai passé un moment.

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I can tolerate jazz but this was a bit much for me, sax only coming out of the left speaker and very free form. Maybe it would work after repeated listens but not one for me this

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I mean, I know it's good. And there's parts I even really like. I think this kind of jazz just isn't for me.

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I still don't get jazz. It seems to be the equivalent if you were just listening to a record of solos all strung together with no context. I don't get any emotion or feeling conveyed, just manic noodling. I will say the drums on track 1 are just crazy... i can't even tell what's going on. Track 4 is the only interesting one... it slows it down and tries to create a mood and melody. Not enough to save it.

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The more I listen to jazz from being exposed via this site, the more I'm realizing that I just don't really like jazz. I can appreciate the musicianship, but it's just not something I'd choose to listen to.

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Too jazzy?

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More jazz. At least this had a saxophone.

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Opinion differs. Not coherent enough to sink your teeth into. Hard to get into. Rhythm section and piano often more enjoyable than melody.

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It immediately starts annoying me, like so much '60s jazz. Coltrane is all over the place, while the piano and drums fight for attention. When he stops playing, then they work together. Part 2 has the same problem. Once Coltrane stops playing the piano takes over the lead and the drummer settles into rhythm. Then the pianist gets overexcited and starts banging chords, which are no doubt modal, but they just sound random to me. Part 3 starts off with a good drum solo, but Bonzo did it better in triplets. In comes the piano and they work together well, until Daddy comes home and they start begging for his attention again. It settles down nicely for a while before Coltrane decides to show off again. Part 4 is pretty good, maybe the drummer needs to stick to the kettle, that rolling rhythm was effective, there is no discordant battle, so it finishes the album nicely. I'd like to mention the bass player, who just sits there and backs the others, except for his long and dull solo.

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Thank you, next (I just don’t like jazz)

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it was jazz so i’ve never loved it i mean it was fun sounding but wasn’t up my alley but for jazz it was good and the talent is still very impressive

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Pretty sure I played some Coltrane when I was learning the saxophone, but nothing as frenetic or technically impressive as this. I kinda like it but it doesn’t move me on an emotional level. It’s getting the token neutral jazz score of 2.5.

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Honestly didn’t enjoy this type of jazz very much. It was choppy and annoying but still technically good

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Cet album était absolument nul, le love supreme jazz est un genre minable que l'on ne me reprendra pas à écouter. En revanche j'apprécie toujours autant l'écoute de l'ultra sexual soul, qui me fait remettre en question continuellement mon couple tout en me poussant très fréquemment à me carresser les tétons.

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false

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Hated it. I really tried but it did nothing for me

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1/5 kann ich nix mit anfangen

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inascoltabile

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Virtuoosimaista ja vikkelää musisointia, ei kysymystäkään. En tästä kuitenkaan levynä saanut mitään otetta. Samaa ja yhtä vikkelästi vatkattua jazz-puuroa, ei sokeria, ei voisilmää. Ainoastaan viimeisen Psalm-kappaleen alussa mielenkiinto heräsi hetkeksi sitten levyn alun jälkeen. 2-/5 mutta näin maanantaiaamun laskuopein pyöristyy ykköseen.

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I'd love to like this sort of music, but I can only really listen to this in a bar with lots of loud chatter, and a glass or 3 of red wine.

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I really don't care about music theory. Maybe if I did, I would think this is cool, but there are so many points in the album that fall flat. I really didn't enjoy that the first song separated the instruments to left and right making it unbearable. The album was also missing my two of favorite jazz instruments, the drum and the piano. Jazz standards and key changes are not things I find interesting.

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Nope

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Thank god that was short, I couldn't handle much more. Occasionally that was a good bit but then it would be overthrown by someone who fell on the piano or pushed over a bass.

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I appreciate the attempt to create an album that has "movements" instead of songs in order to tell a story. Free form jazz, as far as I can tell, is just a bunch of really talented musicians each playing their own song, but all at the same time. It just doesn't land right with me. There's too much going on. I loved Alvin Jones's work on the kit in this one though.

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They are very jazzy, but I could listen to a whole album worth🎷.

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ça prend la tête de fou, à part la dernière track

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perdón pero se me hizo RE aburrido y encima yo q no me gusta el jazz que más puntuación le voy a dar

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Yeah, I just don't get it. It sounds like he's playing a different song to the rest of the band. I'd be interested to know if he actually plays it the same every time he plays it? It almost sounds as though it's a bit random? A lot of the time it didn't even sound good, it was just messy. Like the saxophone bit was ok, and the backing band was ok. Individually they'd have been fine. But they just don't seem to go together?

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Jazz.... Still not a fan. This album was a grind to get through

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Just don't like jazz

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This sound wasn’t for not me.

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no jazz

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Good jazz but not for me

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Pretty good!

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