Fridays at Five
50th Anniversary Celebration
JOHN COLTRANE'S A LOVE SUPREME
w/ RAVI COLTRANE, GERI ALLEN, JOE LOVANO & MORE
FRI, SEP 25 · 5–6 PM PT (8-9 PM ET)
(Originally Recorded DEC 13, 2014)
This once-in-a-lifetime performance from December 2014 was culled from one the most memorable weeks in SFJAZZ’s history, in which we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of jazz legend John Coltrane’s magnum opus A Love Supreme.
Each night of this special week was curated by saxophonist and composer Ravi Coltrane, John Coltrane’s son, and featured a different spectacular lineup of master musicians performing Coltrane’s timeless music. This concert, the first night of the series, boasted a stellar quintet led by tenor giant and former SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Joe Lovano that included Ravi Coltrane, pianist Geri Allen, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer Ralph Peterson Jr.
Recorded on December 9, 1964, Coltrane’s devotional masterpiece is among the most influential and enduring recordings in jazz history, and has earned its place as one of the definitive artistic statements of the 20th century.
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For nearly four decades – and especially since the opening of the SFJAZZ Center in 2013 – this organization has worked to honor the ever-changing jazz tradition and to build a community around this unparalleled American art form. And the coronavirus, ironically, has served as a call to action: our hall may be dark right now, but the music is alive, and we intend it to remain so. Fridays at Five is our starting point, responding to the virus in a very “jazz” way – building on decades of hard work at SFJAZZ, while improvising our way to a digital future. The music will outlive the virus.
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Fridays at Five: Launching a Digital Experience (On the Corner)
SEP 25 John Coltrane's A Love Supreme: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
w/ Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, Geri Allen, Drew Gress, & Ralph Peterson Jr.
OCT 2 Bobi Céspedes
w/ special guest John Santos
OCT 9 Thelonious Monk Birthday Celebration
w/ Joanne Brackeen, Kris Davis, & Helen Sung
OCT 16 Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio
OCT 23 Taj Mahal Quartet
OCT 30 Lila Downs
& MORE TBA
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