St. Vincent chooses 'A Love Supreme' by John Coltrane

St. Vincent chooses 'A Love Supreme' by John Coltrane
 Portrait by Andrew Whitton http://andrewwhitton.com

Portrait by Andrew Whitton http://andrewwhitton.com

St Vincent's Annie Clark on John Coltrane's 1965 album A Love Supreme.

"A deep, deep record. I was 16 when I first heard it. My aunt and uncle are jazz musicians and I went to California to learn the ropes of the road with them. They sat me down, lit candles and put this record on. It was as if they were inducting me into a tribe of itinerant artists. I was floored! I’d never been in the presence of God before! It gave me a connection to the spirit of music in a really heavy way."