John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964. Chuck Stewart/Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History hide caption

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Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is the son of jazz icons John and Alice Coltrane. His new album Spirit Fiction was released June 19. Deborah Feingold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Story Of 'A Love Supreme'

John Coltrane presented 'A Love Supreme' as a spiritual declaration that his musical devotion was now intertwined with his faith in God.

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