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John Coltrane photo from photos of the A Love Supreme session, by Chuck Stewart.

Reflections on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

As this year’s Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert draws near, it is prudent to examine the piece that will be played. “A Love Supreme” is often called one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and with good reason. The album showcases not

Photo by Bruce Hamilton

2011 The 34th John Coltrane Memorial Concert Coltrane’s Ashé III

The Department of African American Studies at Northeastern University Presents: Coltrane’s Ashé III Legacy Spirit Life For its 34th anniversary, John Coltrane Memorial Concert is presenting John Coltrane’s music in contemporary interpretations illustrating influences from Afro-Caribbean music cultures. This is the world’s oldest annual performance tribute to the musical and spiritual legacy of

Photo by Hakim Raquib

2009 The 32nd FJCMC Concert: A Tribute to Trane

A Tribute to ‘ Trane Background information on the annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC): The first John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) was performed in Boston, MA on July 17, 1977, in the Friends of Great Black Music Loft, a performance space for creative arts