Mon, 8 December 2014
With the possible exception of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, no jazz album has found its way into non-jazz fans’ record collections over the years more than John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. Recorded fifty years ago this week in Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, two days of recording resulted in another seismic shift in the world of jazz.
Ashley Kahn is uniquely qualified to tell the story of those sessions, including the events leading up to, and aftermath of, the recording. A music historian, journalist, road manager and producer, he serves as an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching various courses for the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and at 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. His most critically acclaimed books have been the Davis and Coltrane classics. A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album is a volume worthy of its subject, as Kahn takes us on a tour of the months leading up to, and the recording of, the album that continues to have a powerful impact to this day.
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Direct download: Podcast_458_-_A_Conversation_with_Ashley_Kahn_on_A_Love_Supreme.mp3
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