Thursday, April 13, 2017

Alice Coltrane

Next month, David Byrne's Luaka Bop label will release a collection of rare songs from the late, great Alice Coltrane.  The record, "World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda," features songs that the artist recorded in the early 80's while living at the Sai Anantam Ashram, a kind of meditation center, that were originally only available on cassette tapes passed around that community.  These tracks feel like exploring the outer cosmos or the inner mind, looking for God, but keeping one toe firmly aground back on Earth.  Listen to "Om Shanti" below.

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