We celebrate John Coltrane’s 1965 masterpiece, A Love Supreme, at Culturgest, shortly after hosting the performance by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis based on the same album. We quote and reinterpret its sacred writings, putting all of its teachings into practice. This is its true power: an invisible force that forces us to return ceaselessly to the music, as if it were being revealed to us on each occasion that we return to visit it.
We also invited Ricardo Toscano to return to A Love Supreme, a work that his quartet knows so well, both in theory and practice. Toscano traces a path to new ideas and explorations, opening up his congregation to the admission of new members, so that we can once again draw closer to one of the most fundamental pieces of jazz, music and art from the twentieth century.
Besides the reconstruction of A Love Supreme in a concert hall, played by a septet, conducted by Ricardo Toscano, a series of reflections are made about one of the most inspiring canons of twentieth-century jazz. In order to do this, Toscano returns to each of the four themes to engage in a more intimate, direct and emotive dialogue between his saxophone and the different individual sections of his ensemble: piano, double-bass and percussion. The aim is to amplify the essence and vitality of Coltrane’s work, leading us along this path through the primordial energy of each of the four parts that comprise A Love Supreme. These four new interpretations will be broadcast in video form solely on Culturgest’s online platforms.
Ricardo Toscano Francisco Andrade
João Pedro Coelho
João Lopes Pereira, Luís Candeias