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A Love Supreme

by Ka Baird

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"A Love Supreme" is Sapropelic Pycnic's (Ka Baird's) second release and the debut release from Chicago's No Index (www.noindexrecordings.com) label. The album was written in tribute to John Coltrane’s "A Love Supreme" and to celebrate its 50 year anniversary.

On the opening track, “Elation Elegance Exaltation” Baird sings from the poem written by Coltrane included in his liner notes on "A Love Supreme" as lyrical inspiration while the saxaphones of Taralie Peterson intertwine around her. On the second track, Baird covers Gil Scott Heron's “And Then He Wrote Meditations” written in tribute to Coltrane and his piece "A Love Supreme" accompanied only by her piano and flute creating a sparse but intensely emotional channeling of his sentiments. And on the last track she is joined by Andy Ortmann (modular synth), Troy Schafer (violin/keyboard) and Peterson on saxophone on the epic interpretation of “A Love Supreme”.

Buy the limited edition (100 copies) deluxe packaging cassette (Golden yellow C29) from No Index here:


released January 5, 2016

1. Elation Elegance Exaltation
(taken from poem written by John Coltrane)
Ka Baird-voice Taralie Peterson-alto saxophone

2. And Then He Wrote Meditations
(lyrics written by Gil Scott Heron in his piece "And Then He Wrote Meditations" in tribute to John Coltrane and his piece A Love Supreme)
Ka Baird-piano, flute, voice

3. A Love Supreme
Ka Baird- voice, flute Troy Schafer- violin, keyboard Andy Ortmann- modular synthesizer Taralie Peterson- alto saxophone

All tracks mixed and edited by Ka Baird
Mastered by Phil Karnats
Artwork by Ka Baird using painting by Deacon Mark Dukes


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Ka Baird Brooklyn, New York

Ka Baird is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living and working in NYC. She is one of the founding members of avant psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise.
Since relocating to NYC, Baird has set off in numerous directions apart from Spires. Her current work explores piano improvisation, extended vocal techniques, physical movement, and her electronic manipulation of the flute.
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