Thursday, June 24, 2010

"a love supreme" live in ftw

bassist extraordinaire paul unger sends:

A Love Supreme: Tribute to John Coltrane

Thursday, July 8th, 9 PM at the Scat Jazz Lounge in downtown Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Symphony’s, Paul Unger, and International jazz star Shelley Carrol (Sheryl Crow, Duke Ellington) will recreate John Coltrane’s seminal jazz album, “A Love Supreme”.

A Love Supreme is often listed amongst the greatest jazz albums of all time and its influence has been extensive and diverse. Musicians ranging from John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana to Bono of U2, have singled out the influence of the album on their own work. It is unique in its overt intention to be a spirtual album. Broadly representative of a personal struggle for purity, it expresses the artist’s deep gratitude as he admits to his talent and instrument as being owned not by him but to a spiritual higher power.

As a testament to the recording’s historic significance, the manuscript for the album is one of the National Museum of American History’s “treasures of American History”, part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the entire “A Love Supreme” suite performed live along with other works by John Coltrane.


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