February 1, 2023 Playlist

John Coltrane "A Love Supreme" (1965)
John Coltrane "A Love Supreme"  1965 (USA)
This week's classic album is one that I don't have much original to say about, because so much has already been said about this classic album (universally acclaimed as one of the best jazz albums of all time.) Taking things from the Kosmik Radiation perspective, the arrangement and performance here was a seminal blueprint for the style of jamming that would become "psychedelic rock" a few years later - right around the time Coltrane died in 1967 (just imagine what kind of music he might have made had he been around for the funky fusion seventies!) His group here is small (four instruments) but everyone plays with such personality and force that it sounds as powerful as a much larger group. The music includes memorable melodic phrases and ideas that are developed, but in a free-flowing organic way. It is not tightly structured but the playing is tightly focused. It's also a nondenominational concept album about GOD, and a thus the turning point in Trane's journey from "modern jazz" into "music as a spiritual quest." This album's structure of an album-length suite in four sections also makes it a harbinger of prog rock.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
The Rotary ConnectionBurning Of The Midnight Lamp (Jimi Hendrix)Songs1969USA
Sly & The Family StoneI Cannot Make ItA Whole New Thing1967USA
The Chambers BrothersLet's Do It (Do It Together)Love, Peace And Happiness1969USA
ParliamentTogetherChocolate City1975USA
The Undisputed Truth1990 (The Temptations)Cosmic Truth1975USA
LoveNothingFour Sail1969USA
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Keen For Kick-Ons? (live)Levitation Sessions (N)2022 (Reverberation Appreciation Society)Australia
HUNK CloudsHUNK II (N)2023 (Old Soul)USA
Iggy Pop CommentsEvery Loser (N)
2023 (Gold Tooth / Atlantic)USA
Thumper 25Delusions Of Grandeur (N)2022 (Reckless)Ireland
Spiritualized Best Thing You Never Had (The D Song)Everything Was Beautiful (N)2022 (Fat Possum)UK
Chris Forsyth Experimental And ProfessionalEvolution Here We Come (N)2022 (No Quarter)USA
Negativland No WonderSpeech Free: Recorded Music For Film, Radio, Internet And Television (N)2022 (Seeland)USA
Could We Be More (N)2022 (Brownswood)UK
Adrian Quesada The Inquisitor Jaguar Sound (N)2022 (ATO)USA
MC5I Want You Right Now
  --> Starship (Sun Ra - live)
Kick Out The Jams1969USA
The CorporationIndia (John Coltrane)The Corporation1969USA
Grateful DeadViola Lee Blues (Noah Lewis)The Grateful Dead1967USA
John ColtraneAcknowledgement / ResolutionA Love Supreme
John ColtraneOfferingExpression1967USA
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlinA Love Supreme (John Coltrane)Love Devotion Surrender1973Mexico/USA/UK
Alice ColtraneOm SupremeEternity1976USA

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