Saxophonist John Coltrane, Randalls Island,
New York City, c. 1958.
Courtesy of Chuck Stewart.
A religious document and a testament to Coltrane’s faith in the healing power of music, A Love Supreme is one of the most beloved masterworks in jazz. "It's an unusually complete vision of one man's spirituality expressed through his art,” explains biographer Ashley Kahn. “Coltrane used the tools he had available and that he knew: a saxophone, a well-practiced quartet even his own voice to create music worthy of his creator.