The Enlightenment Ensemble
Orphy Robinson, Steve Williamson, Shabaka Hutchings and others
Re-envisioning John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'
Union Chapel, London
9 December 2014
Very interesting show combining jazz, African and Indian themes into a �Re-Envisioning� of A Love Supreme. The first hour or so was fascinating but my interest waned when Coltrane's poem to God was incorporated into the piece and occupied the last 20 minutes or so. I can't help feeling this was a mistake. It's cringe making and Coltrane, not a poet, thankfully had the wisdom to consign it to the liner notes.
Composer/arranger: Rowland Sutherland
Musical director: Orphy Robinson
Curator: Paul Bradshaw
Ansuman Biswas (melodic Indian instruments)
Crispin Ade Egun Robinson, Dave Patman, Ronald Thomas (bata drums)
Cleveland Watkiss, Juwon Ogungbe (voices)
Nikki Yeoh (piano)
Mark Mondesir (drums)
Orphy Robinson (xylosynth)
Pat Thomas (keys and electronics)
Rowland Sutherland (flutes)
Steve Williamson (tenor sax)
Shabaka Hutchings (bass clarinet)
Yaron Stavi (bass)
Kadialy Kouyate (kora)
There's only one continuous track:
1. A Love Supreme
Recorded on Roland 09 HR. Sample in comments.