With a new introduction for the 55th anniversary of the album's release, this is Ashley Kahn's seminal work on John Coltrane's masterpiece A Love Supreme
Ashley Kahn is the author Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece and A Love Supreme: The Creation of John Coltrane's Classic Album, both published by Granta Books. He is a contributor to Rolling Stone, the New York Times and Mojo. He lives in New Jersey.
We get the man, the mission, the methodology ... a well-researched,
transparently written, passionately felt book
One of the most accessible slices of jazz history you'll find...mixes biography, a forensic study of the recording process and an examination of the album's racial, political and spiritual legacy...a fine journalistic narrative
Kahn provides a historical and critical overview of Coltrane's life and work and has also carried out an impressive quantity of research. [It] is an enjoyable read, with great photographs. Coltrane's followers will have to get it
Ashley Kahn deftly unpicks the background, describing the context and making of what was to become the signature modern jazz album
Kahn's book puts you there in the studio, next to Elvin's kit