John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

By Matthew Fiander

Fifty years later, with American music changed indelibly because of A Love Supreme, that seems like enough reason to celebrate the album yet again. 25 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

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