50th anniversary of Coltrane’s A Love Supreme celebrated by Gary Crosby Quartet at Southbank


The Gary Crosby Quartet will mark the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s only live performance of his classic album, A Love Supreme, when they perform thepiece at the Front Room at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday 10 July. 

Alongside Gary Crosby, one of the founders of the Jazz Warriors, will be Mercury Music Prize nominated saxophonist Denys Baptiste, pianist Joe Arman-Jones and drummer Rod Youngs. A Love Supreme was released on Impulse! Records in 1965 and the landmark work was only played once in full in Antibes on July 26, 1965. A recording of this concert originally came out as a bootleg but became officially available as a part of the A Love Supreme Deluxe Edition released by Universal/Impulse! in 2002.

The Gary Crosby Quartet will perform this free entry concert at the large Front Room space, which is in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre at 5.30pm on 10 July.

– Frederick Hoareau