John Coltrane's Hand Written "A Love Supreme" Manuscript

John Coltrane's 87th birthday was celebrated this week, and with it came an incredible artifact published at his hand written notes from the recording of "A Love Supreme".


Yes, the note at the bottom reads "All Paths Lead To God", a sentiment which is echoed in Coltrane's liner notes for the album.  Openculture points out...

The piece is made up of a progression of four suites. The names for each section are not on the manuscript, but Coltrane eventually called them “Acknowledgement,” “Resolution,” “Pursuance” and “Psalm.”

We love to see music -- especially landmark pieces like this -- visualized.  Perfect that this comes in the form of its creator. Read more about it here or listen to an NPR documentary on A Love Supreme below.

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