This newly discovered live-recording of a performance from the Love Supreme suite is a pleasant surprise for the jazz audience.
Recorded at The Penthouse in Seattle on October 2, 1965, this John Coltrane concert was captured by saxophonist and educator Joe Brazil, and remained in his private collection for decades. The recording transports the listener to a prime seat for a piece of musical history. While not studio-quality audio, the power of the performance shines through.
This version is also of the full suite and features an expanded band that includes the same Classic Quartet and Pharoah Sanders in his first official gig as part of Coltrane’s group, in addition to McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison and Donald Garrett on basses.
A Love Supreme : Live In Seattle by John Coltrane, available on October 8th on Impulse! Records/UME.