Coltrane – A Love Supreme/Dear John, Dear Coltrane

Posted by Mark on November 19, 2012 in Music, Poetry | Short Link

I enjoy jazz quite a lot, but make no claims to great knowledge about it.  I have a nice collection, some artists whose work I enjoy quite a lot and Coltrane is one of them.  I appreciate more his earlier work than his later more dissonant work or his “sheets of sound” recordings.   I was talking with Randall J Weiss about this at lunch on Saturday and this morning I found a link to Dear John, Dear Coltrane by Michael S. Harper in my twitter feed this morning, that he had sent along.  I shall spend some time listening to “A Love Supreme” this week, steeping in it and thinking of this poem.  Enjoy!

Dear John, Dear Coltrane by Michael S. Harper  <– Link to Poem on the Poetry Foundation web site.

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First of three tracks from the album.




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