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Alice Coltrane
The Carnegie Hall Concert

Impulse! / Ume

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Described by a writer for Pan African Music as “a splendid and ecstatic memento of spiritual jazz with some of its greatest masters,” Alice Coltrane’s 1971 Carnegie Hall concert (and its corresponding album release) left an indelible mark on audiences and the history of jazz music as a whole.

Born Alice McLeod in Detroit, Michigan, Coltrane embarked on her musical journey at a young age, displaying prodigious talent and a deep-rooted connection to spirituality. Her marriage to legendary saxophonist John Coltrane further ignited her passion for music, propelling her into the realm of jazz luminaries. 

Coltrane made her Carnegie Hall debut on April 14, 1968, in a program titled “Cosmic Music,” which featured her original music in addition to works by John Coltrane and Jimmy Garrison. Just a few years later, on February 21, 1971, she brought together an all-star cast of jazz legends to the Hall in a benefit concert for Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga Institute.

Coltrane performed on both piano and harp, joined by saxophonists Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp, bassists Jimmy Garrison and Cecil McBee, and drummers Ed Blackwell and Clifford Jarvis. Also featured were rock band The Rascals and singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. Coltrane would go on to perform at Carnegie Hall five more times, the last of which were back-to-back performances on September 21, 1984, alongside pianist Marilyn Crispell with saxophonist Sam Rivers and bassist Reggie Workman. According to the review published in The New York Times, Crispell opened with a solo piano set, followed by the Alice Coltrane Quartet, which recreated John Coltrane’s Impressions in commemoration of his birthday on September 23. — (via Carnegie Hall)

Label: Impulse!, UMe
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: Worldwide
Released: Mar 22, 2024
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz, Post Bop, Modal

File under: Avant Garde / Free Jazz