Coltane, John - Live in France 1965 DVD
So, if there is a holy grail in 60s jazz, what would it be? Well, there are definitely several answers, but a show by the John Coltrane Quartet where they perform Ascension as well as A Love Supreme would definitely be pretty high on the lists. And here it is!
I've read that the Coltrane group only performed A Love Supreme on a few occasions; the only documented version is this one! Additionally, I didn't think that they ever performed Ascension, but here it is, in a pretty sweltering quartet performance! This is quite good, slightly dark, black and white footage with very fine sound overall. Hey! It's 1965! It is THE Coltrane quartet (JC, McCoy, Jimmy and Elvin). They didn't last more than 6 months after this show and this show features two of his most important, as well as seldom played compositions. The only caveat is that the complete footage of ALS is lost: this only contains part one and half of part two of the four part suite. Even so, this is a major, major release!
- Format TypeNTSC
- Region CodingAll Region
- LabelJazz Icons