Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane



Alice Coltrane (née McLeod, August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007), also known by her adopted Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda or Turiya Alice Coltrane, was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, singer, composer, swamini, and the second wife of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane. One of the few harpists in the history of jazz, she recorded many albums as a bandleader, beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Impulse! Records and Universal Distribution.[1]



World Spirituality Classics 1:The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
World Spirituality Classics 1:The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda is an album by musical artist Alice Coltrane, released on May 5, 2017.
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane is an album by musical artist Alice Coltrane, released on May 5, 2017.
Om Rama
Om Rama is a song by musical artist Alice Coltrane, released on April 14, 2017.
Om Shanti
Om Shanti is a song by musical artist Alice Coltrane, released on March 2, 2017.

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Supersense 2017 Recap: A Weekend at the Festival of the Ecstatic
  –  August 23, 2017
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitnanda was one of the most innovative composers in history. She abandoned her secular life in the mid-70s to start her own ashram and managed to fuse Indian music traditions with experimental jazz in a way that sounds truly ecstatic.
Electro-jazz producer Flying Lotus is bringing his immersive 3D live show to Denver
  –  August 22, 2017
The grand-nephew of pianist Alice Coltrane, Ellison has turned out album after album of jazzy, brain-wrinkling dance music over the past decade. Recently, Ellison has gone even further afield, debuting rapper alter-ego Captain Murphy and releasing body ...
Astral Jazz: Music On A Higher Plane
  –  August 22, 2017
Coltrane’s death left a spiritual and creative void that was later occupied by his wife Alice Coltrane and saxophonist Pharoah Sanders - both members of his later groups. They picked up where Coltrane left off, marrying melodies with ambient-rich ...
CD Review: Power of Peace by the Isley Brothers and Santana.
  –  August 22, 2017
Santana has been very close to jazz throughout his almost half-century, and has played with Alice Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Alphonso Johnson, John McLaughlin and others. Sadly, the album doesn't live ...
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Ellie Kemper & Flying Lotus
  –  August 22, 2017
The show was recently renewed for a fourth season. Listen to Jesse's 2016 interview with Ellie Kemper. Flying Lotus on his aunt Alice Coltrane, J Dilla, and more Flying Lotus is a critically acclaimed music producer whose sound lies somewhere between ...
Supersense review: The only festival that matters
  –  August 21, 2017
Saturday night peaked with a choice between the brilliant funk-pop diva Kimbra and the lost Hindu-gospel devotional music of Alice Coltrane, chanted by the colourfully attired Sai Anantam Ashram Singers of Santa Monica. The New York-based pop star's big ...
The Idlewild singer and sometime solo artist talks about the pivotal songs in his life.
  –  August 20, 2017
8. “Journey in Satchidananda” by Alice Coltrane “Earlier we chatted about the free jazz element of my listening habits and Alice Coltrane is the bit I like about that kind of thing, again drawing more towards the melodies. “I had a few books on ...
For AI, a real-world reality check
  –  August 19, 2017
If you’re on YouTube listening to tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s “Truth” and the music effortlessly segues into Alice Coltrane’s gorgeous “Turiya and Ramakrishna,” like the work of the smartest DJ you never knew, thank Gupta ...
Julien Dyne Three
  –  August 18, 2017
With influences as far-flung as Alice Coltrane, Yusef Lateef, Randy Western and Tom Waits, and playing progressive and open, improvisational jazz, which is compelling, accessible and needless to say, right there in the groove . 'Group leader and powerful ...
The complicated exodus of art world star Cauleen Smith
  –  August 18, 2017
Smith's works drawing on other artists, for instance — she's currently researching a project that connects the Shaker movement and pianist Alice Coltrane — are both acts of fandom and excavations, mining minutiae of artists' lives, absorbing detail and ...
  –  August 17, 2017
We invited James Heather to contribute to our 8 tracks series as he selects music from Alice Coltrane, Kamasi Washington, Nas and more around the theme of parent and child. One of my favourite albums this year was this collection of cosmic jazz taken from ...
Review Roundup: Milestone Jazz Reissues
  –  August 16, 2017
Joining him are legendary players like Charlie Haden on bass and Alice Coltrane on harp/piano, each adding their own personal touch to the songs. Coltrane’s influence is particularly strong on this album; harp swells and otherworldly piano phrases are ...
The Rolling Stones’ ‘Aftermath’ Album Gets Wildly Reimagined by Sick to the Back Teeth
  –  August 16, 2017
His favorite of the bunch, though, is a relative deep cut: “Going Home. “I was inspired by Alice Coltrane’s later work and the hare krishna band Rasa,” he says. “I’m also proud of Lady Jane because that’s a song I love and hate at the same time.
St. Vincent, Edgar Wright, Alice Bag Among Artists Slated For Red Bull Music Academy Festival In Los Angeles, October 6th-29th
  –  August 15, 2017
The festival also pays tribute to the life and spirit of visionary composer ALICE COLTRANE with performances of music made during her ashram years in AGOURA HILLS, CA, and heard on the new compilation, "World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of ...
Red Bull Music Academy announces Los Angeles festival
  –  August 15, 2017
RBMA will run at various LA venues October 6th through the 22nd. The initial bill includes Arca, Dâm-Funk, Jlin, Ryoji Ikeda, a tribute to Alice Coltrane and more. Check out the full lineup to date in the event listing below.
The alternative top 50 records of the 1960s
  –  August 15, 2017
Pharoah Sanders is widely credited with launching the post hard-bop, astral-jazz movement with pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane on Coltrane’s 1970 album Ptah, The El Daoud. In fact, Sanders mapped out the style’s full-blown bells and incense ...
Red Bull Music Academy Festival Is Coming to L.A. and It Looks Amazing
  –  August 15, 2017
There will be a world-premiere performance by art-rock goddess St. Vincent; special one-night tribute events dedicated to the music of Alice Coltrane, pioneering L.A. hip-hop crew Uncle Jamm's Army and classic Japanese videogame soundtrack composers ...
Huntington Town plan to expand Coltrane property on hold
  –  August 13, 2017
Huntington Town Board plans for a public hearing to consider purchasing a property next to the John and Alice Coltrane House in Dix Hills have been canceled amid neighborhood objections. Town officials had planned to use the property as a passive park and ...
July/August 2017
  –  August 11, 2017
coverage of the Red Bull Music Academy’s Alice Coltrane event in Queens; a farewell to fusion legend Larry Coryell, by his son Julian; and much more
Thanks To Hodgy & Anderson .Paak, Soulful Songbird Nanna.B Is “Golden”
  –  August 11, 2017
Paired with curiosity, Nanna.B dove into catalogs by D’Angelo, Alice Coltrane, and Joni Mitchell to create her musical personality. The outcome was Golden, a five-track EP that brings it all full circle. The project’s lead track is the aptly titled ...
Joseph Shabason breaks down jazz for beginners
  –  August 10, 2017
I’ve been listening to a lot of Alice Coltrane. She’s an amazing piano player, harpist, singer and synth person. But, yeah, for so many years women were told that if they’re not singing, they shouldn’t be doing anything else. Fucked up, right?
Wanda’s Picks for August 2017
  –  August 10, 2017
In the SF Bay, one is being planned in San Jose. The celebration of Alice Coltrane’s work is Sunday, Aug. 13, two shows, 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland. For tickets, visit http ...
Destiny Muhammad Celebrates Alice Coltrane
  –  August 9, 2017
In a cultural moment where calm can be hard to come by, the late Alice Coltrane’s music feels more present than ever. The legendary harpist, composer (and widow and collaborator of John), is being celebrated more widely than ever in recent years, through ...
AIM Awards 2017 nominations announced
  –  August 9, 2017
Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS) is sponsoring the Special Catalogue Release of the Year award, which includes nominees Alice Coltrane, Buzzcocks and Erasure.
Larkin Grimm: Chasing an Illusion
  –  August 8, 2017
Grimm wails and testifies with a king of raw harmolodic soul inspired by jazz gurus Alice Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Pharoah Sanders. But she appears to have rejected the thesis of opener “Ah Love Is Oceanic Pleasure” by the time the title track ...
Formerly Jailed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Jeff Sessions Is Extending Obama's War on Leaks
  –  August 8, 2017
Not a word about this act of what the Minnesota governor is calling terrorism. Stay with us. [break] AMY GOODMAN: "Isis and Osiris" by Alice Coltrane, here on Democracy Now!,, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, with Juan González.

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