Coltrane recorded many albums for Prestige under his own name at this time, but Monk refused to record for his old label. A private recording made by Juanita Naima Coltrane of a 1958 reunion of the group was issued by Blue Note Records as Live at the Five Spot-Discovery! in 1993. A high quality tape of a concert given by this quartet in November 1957 was also found later, and was released by Blue Note in 2005. Coltrane formed his first quartet for live performances in 1960 for an appearance at the Jazz Gallery in New York City. After moving through different personnel, including Steve Kuhn, Pete La Roca, and Billy Higgins, he kept pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Steve Davis, and drummer Elvin Jones
A unique San Francisco experience of spiritually charged free, wild jazz. Open minded positive vibes prevail. Wanika Stephens, the gifted female pastor is another treat!
John Coltrane and his classic quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones recorded the album in December of 1964, and released it on Impulse! in February of 1965. Now fifty years old, A Love Supreme has captured the imagination of anyone who has heard it, perhaps more so than any other jazz album
Saint John Coltrane demonstrated great love and devotion, declaring in his personal Testimony his own spiritual awakening. Which he said: was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music. I feel this has been granted through His grace.
Founded in 1982, the Church of Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane encourages its followers to know God through weekly sound baptisms focusing on their patron saint’s later albums. Keeping with the Church’s stated mission to, help followers recognize sound as the preexisting wisdom of God, Coltrane has been incorporated into the beliefs of African Orthodox Christianity not through worshiping the man himself, but rather through studying, the divine nature of John Coltrane as he ascended to oneness with God through sound. The centerpiece of each week’s sound baptism is Coltrane’s legendary free-jazz album A Love Supreme, which is uniquely recreated featuring the choir reciting Psalm 23 over the track Acknowledgment. Meanwhile, the audience participates in call-and-response of the words a love supreme at appropriate moments throughout the album.
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On this day in 1965, Coltrane recorded with the John Coltrane Quartet at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. Vigil,’ was recorded at this session and released on an album titled "Kulu Se Mama" in January 1967 by Impulse! John Coltrane. 5 June at 10:49 ·. On this day in 1956, Coltrane recorded with the Miles Davis Quintet at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City with Miles Davis, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and "Philly" Joe Jones
|A1||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||Altar Call|
|A2||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||Psalm 150, Tunji (John Coltrane)|
|A3||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||Reading of the Gospel|
|A4||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||Call to Worship|
|A5||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||After the Rain, Closing Prayers|
|B1||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||The Confession, Attaining (John Coltrane)|
|B2||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||The Lord’s Prayer, Spiritual (John Coltrane)|
|B3||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||Psalm, Acknowledgement (John Coltrane)|
|B4||–The Church of St. John Coltrane||Resolution (John Coltrane)|
- Artwork – Mark C. Dukes
- Bass – Reverend Wanika K. Stephens, Pastor
- Design – Fred Joseph
- Drums – Bob Marshall, Elé Howell, Karl Nueckel, Landres King
- Engineer – Ric Seltzer
- Executive Producer – Scott Seltzer
- Horns – Archbishop King, Charles Byrd, Dylan Jennings, Father Max Ha’qq, Richard Howell
- Mastered By – History of Recorded Sound
- Percussion – King Louis Miles Stephens (Last Word), Minister Megan Haungs, Minister Toes Tiranoff, Reverend Auther Trotter
- Piano – Frederick Harris
- Producer – Ric Seltzer
- Voice – Cartier King, Reverend Maleeda Nueckel, Reverend Mildred ‘Marley-I’ Hand, Reverend Mother Bonnie Lee, Reverend Mother Gloria Fisher, Sister Erinne Johnson (Closing Prayer,), Supreme Reverend Mother Marina King
NotesWe acknowledge the hand-clappers and the foot stompers. Those who lifted up their voices to sing, and those who brought their instrument to create a joyful noise, and to the dear listeners who were moved to such a degree that they too became a member of the band. Thank you!
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