Jazz Unlimited for SUnday, December 7 will be “The Fifty Year Anniversary of the Recording of “A Love Supreme.” On December 9, 1964, the John Coltrane Quartet entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio with almost no written music but for a few sketches and what looked like a handwritten poem. They proceeded to record the album “A Love Supreme,” one of the most important and best selling albums in jazz. Since that time, three other versions of the work have been recorded along with interpretations of various sections by a number of artists. We will hear these interpretations played by the Conrad
Wynton Marsalis has been to St. Louis many times, but before Thursday night he had not played at Jazz at the Bistro.
“I’ve been coming here for many, many years. This is one of my favorite cities to come and play, in many contexts,” said Marsalis, a trumpeter, composer and educator. “I’d been to the Bistro, just sitting in and hanging with musicians … and it’s a famous place to play amongst the musicians. From a national standpoint, when you talk about St. Louis, you’re always talking about the Bistro.”
Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will be performing in St. Louis next week as part of an eight city tour of Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration, a piece he composed in honor of the 200th anniversary of a Baptist church in Harlem.
Abyssinian models a traditional Baptist church service and features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chorale Le Chateau in addition to Marsalis.