Even if you are not especially 'into' jazz, this album truly deserves the description 'seminal'. Just the sheer emotion behind the playing must be witnessed. There is no hype behind the album, it really is amazing. You may not like it, it is very full on, some intense playing by all the musicians, especially John Coltrane, but you cannot listen and be unmoved. Personally, I love it, it's certainly not easy listening, but that's why it's so great!