Song / Classic
What Is the Best Version of "A Love Supreme"?
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 2:07 PM
“A Love Supreme” is one of the cornerstones of jazz—particularly that of the astral/mystical persuasion. It should be one of your life goals to get this work ingrained in your DNA. As you may know, several versions of John Coltrane’s monumental composition have been executed. Our job today is to determine who did it best. Blasphemy to even consider someone did it better than John? So be it. I’m feeling kind of iconoclastic today. My mind wavers between Alice Coltrane's and John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana's renditions. This calls for a poll.