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56 Years After its Release, John Coltrane Masterpiece Certified Platinum

John and Alice Coltrane's son and daughter, Ravi and Michelle
Coltrane, were presented with a platinum plaque in honor of their
father's achievement at The John & Alice Coltrane Home in Dix
Hills, Long Island, N.Y., where John Coltrane composed the
four-part suite.
It took 56 years, but John Coltrane's spiritual jazz masterpiece, "A Love Supreme", has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million albums in the U.S. 

Recorded in one session on Dec. 9, 1964, at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, with Coltrane's classic quartet – pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones —the iconic album is the first jazz LP of the 1960s to achieve platinum status.

Released in 1965 "A Love Supreme" was an instant best-seller for  Impulse! Records and received a Grammy nomination.

"We are thrilled and humbled to witness this incredible milestone in our father's recorded legacy," John's son Ravi said in a statement released by the record company. "I believe both John and Alice would be very proud of this achievement. We take great pride knowing new generations continue to discover this album and that the music continues to speak to their souls."

In celebration of the accomplishment, Impulse! Records/UMe today has released a digital-only collection titled "A Love Supreme: The Platinum Collection," which brings together all commercially released versions of the suite of music. The collection begins with the original album, continues with a live 1965 recording from Antibes, France, followed by the newly released A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle, also recorded in 1965. The package ends with outtakes and alternative takes from the previously released A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters from 2015.

"John Coltrane is one of the most important artists of the 20th century and A Love Supreme, is his masterwork," UMe President & CEO, Bruce Resnikoff, said, "We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone and that the album continues to find new listeners more than five decades after its release."

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