Monday, June 3, 2013

A Look into the Church of St. John Coltrane

John Coltrane's 1964 album, A Love Supreme, is considered to be one of the best jazz albums of all time, and among the best of music in general.

Kristina Loring of KALW Radio in San Francisco, California, has written a very detailed and interesting article about the African Orthodox of John Coltrane. As discussed here before (see the link above), there is a church dedicated to the musical message of John Coltrane and was named a Saint by the African Orthodox Church.

Here's a quick excerpt from the article:

I would say Coltrane Consciousness is the divine formula,” Marlee-I Hand says. She has many roles in the church that range from choir singer to outreach to drummer in the band. “Acknowledge, resolution pursuance to reach the love supreme, so acknowledge god, resolve to do all you can and continually pursue everyday. That’s Coltrane Consciousness. Follow those steps, that’s it. coltrane gave us the key.

Read the full article [here], and do so while listening to "Acknowledgement", from the Love Supreme album.

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