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A Love Supreme

Years ago, I discovered the music of John Coltrane. Of course I knew his name and his contribution to jazz music but I did not have a special connection to his work. 203 more words

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Robert Glasper | A Love Supreme

Robert Glasper
Casey Benjamin
Derrick Hodge
Mark Colenburg


John Coltrane's A Love Supreme (Poem, audio)

A Love Supreme

I will do all I can to be worthy of Thee O Lord.
It all has to do with it.
Thank you God. 399 more words


#BlackLivesMatter meets Classical Music

From Bitch Media, here’s an interview with Courtney Bryan, composer of a work dedicated to the memory of Sandra Bland, a Black woman who was found hanged in her jail cell in Texas in 2015. 111 more words


Music: Calling on John Coltrane

The last post was about Gil Scott-Heron’s Lady Day and John Coltrane. Realizing now that some (most?) readers were not familiar with Coltrane, here’s some background and suggestions. 196 more words


Throwback: John Coltrane's A Love Supreme/Some Thoughts on Jazz, John Coltrane, My Father and 9/11

This is a re-post from last year with some slight edits here and there; however, I think the sentiments and thoughts from that post apply for today and every single day. 1,334 more words


Paying Tribute to Rudy Van Gelder, Jazz Icon

The most important sound engineer in jazz history has died, aged 91

Rudy Van Gelder with Blue Note Records producer Alfred Lion.

Rudy Van Gelder’s recording studio. 643 more words

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