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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bede's Beat - Happy Birthday John Coltrane

UPDATE: The Church of St. John Coltrane may shortly no longer exist. If you can help, through skill or money or passion, please get to work. Send lawyers and money. The merde is about to hit le ventilateur.

September 23 marks the 89th anniversary of the birth of John Coltrane. While most people recognize Coltrane's name as that of one of the most important and influential musicians of the 20th century, few know that Coltrane is also a canonized saint of the African Orthodox Church.

There is a Church of St. John Coltrane in San Francisco, which anyone who lives in or near or travels to San Francisco should definitely visit -- no matter what your religious proclivities or lack thereof. The Church of St. John Coltrane is famous for its Sunday Jazz Services, based upon variations upon Coltrane's 1964 landmark recording A Love Supreme, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. The work is divided into 4 parts:

Part 1 - Acknowledgement [7:47]
Part 2 - Resolution [7:22]
Part 3 - Pursuance / Part 4 - Psalm [17:50]

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme [complete / 32'47"]<

The following BBC documentary, Saint John Coltrane, was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the recording of A Love Supreme, and which examines its origins and influence, and the development of the Church of John Coltrane.

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