December 9th: A Love Supreme.

Fifty years ago today, on December 9th 1964, John Coltrane recorded what is one of the best jazz albums of all time, A Love Supreme. The album was released in February 1965, but was never the less recorded on December 9th.

Coltrane, along with Jimmy Garrison (double bass), Elvin Jones (drums) and McCoy Tyner (piano), went into the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey with Bob Thiele as their producer. All four sections that ended up on the final album was recorded on the 9th.

Over you can see some of Coltrane's handwritten sheetmusic for the album.