Friday, August 18, 2017

Alice Coltrane - 1968 - A Monastic Trio

Alice Coltrane 
1968 
A Monastic Trio



01. Ohnedaruth 7:49
02. Gospel Trane 6:44
03. I Want To See You 6:42
04. Lovely Sky Boat 6:51
05. Oceanic Beloved 4:18
06. Atmic Peace 5:53

Bass – Jimmy Garrison
Drums – Ben Riley (tracks: A1), Rashied Ali (tracks: A2-B3)
Piano, Harp – Alice Coltrane




A Monastic Trio, created in the year following her husband's passing, is Coltrane's first recording as a band leader and features six original compositions. While John's spirit can be felt throughout – from the song titles ("Ohnedaruth" was his adopted Hindu name) to the personnel (Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, and Pharaoh Sanders were frequent collaborators) – the album showcases Alice's immense talent for fusing spiritual free jazz and new age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel.

As the late Amiri Baraka writes, "'I Want to See You' is a monastic piano concerto. With echoes of Europe ... it has a solemnity and majesty to it.... Yes, monastic is the word. The piano broods in its earth imagination."

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  1. http://www.filefactory.com/file/5qov0s5rl3t7/4667.rar

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  2. link not working?

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    1. Worked for me. Thank you for the upload. Alice is a new discovery for me. I guess I should start with her first solo record.

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