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A Love Supreme. Part II: What it is and What it isn’t

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 2,495 more words

A Love Supreme

On May 18, 2004.

On May 18, 2004, Elvin Ray Jones died aged 77. Being a jazz drummer of the post-bop era  he performed with  Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis, but he is best known as a member of the John Coltrane quartet (from 1960 to 1966) along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano, in the celebrated recording phase including the album “A love supreme”.

A Love Supreme. Part I: Matters of the Heart

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 2,712 more words

A Love Supreme

If You Have A Few Minutes

Hold me and tell me sounds, what I need to hear,
shake words to make me rattle, I’ll see foregone conclusions anew,
you used to once. 168 more words



You’re either
at the outskirts,
really not important, or
you’re the there is
at the center. Pick one
or both but not
neither. You can’t
have neither.

© Chagall 2015


0053. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme [1965]

As much jazz as I hear and love, I still can’t really describe what makes album x better than album y in an artist’s repertoire.  I can’t describe what sets artist x apart from artist y aside from the instruments they played.   1,536 more words

1001 Albums

The Ten Second Habit: How Do You Listen To Music?

I’m making an effort to listen to some of the biggies; classic music albums which have become legends for whatever reason. And that’s exactly what it is sometimes; an effort. 615 more words