- Showing on Saturday, 25 February 2017 20:00
A Love Supreme
Delighted to announce a 2nd show of John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' on Saturday 25th February in JJ's DUBLIN!
Due to a high demand an Early Show has been added for 5pm (Doors 4.30pm), and tickets for this are now on sale. Later Show pre-sale has sold out, but there will be a limited amount on the door
Tickets and Info here for the chance to see this seminal album performed in full by Michael Buckley, Ronan Guilfoyle, Kevin Brady and Lars Jansson.
Often acclaimed as one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme will be performed in full for the first time in Dublin by a stellar line-up of Irish and international jazz musicians. The venue is yet to be con firmed but on the line-up so far are Michael Buckley on saxophone, Ronan Guilfoyle on bass and Swedish jazz piano master Lars Jansson. A great opportunity to see a highly complex yet much-loved album brought to life.
A Love Supreme is a four-part suite, broken up into tracks: "Acknowledgement", "Resolution", "Pursuance", and "Psalm". It is intended to be a spiritual album, broadly representative of a personal struggle for purity, and expresses the artist's deep gratitude as he admits to his talent and instrument as being owned not by him but by a spiritual higher power. Coltrane plays exclusively tenor saxophone on all parts.
Released in January 1965 by Impulse! Records, A Love Supreme became one of the most acclaimed jazz albums of all time and has been widely regarded as Coltrane's masterpiece. It was also quite popular for a jazz record, selling about 500,000 copies by 1970. Rolling Stone called it a "legendary album-long hymn of praise" and stated: "the indelible four-note theme of the first movement, 'Acknowledgement,' is the humble foundation of the suite. But Coltrane's majestic, often violent blowing (famously described as 'sheets of sound') is never self-aggrandizing. Aloft with his classic quartet..., Coltrane soars with nothing but gratitude and joy. You can't help but go with him”
Doors 4.30pm & 8pm (2 shows) - Adm €12