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Alice Coltrane's Divine Ferocity

Lawrence Peryer By

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Alice Coltrane's death in 2007 did not bring about the critical reassessment her work deserves. Nothing less than a trailblazer in free and spiritual jazz, the pianist and harpist was a deeply sensitive blues player and top-rate composer. Working in the shadow of her husband, saxophonist John Coltrane, through his controversial, late-period work and her erratic recording career later in her own life have not helped her legacy but Alice Coltrane's work is Important with a capital "I." If you are making CDs from this two-hour playlist, tracks 1 and 3 make up disc one with the remainder on disc two.

TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum
1 Peace On Earth26:25John Coltrane QuintetLive in Japan [Disc 1]
2 Ogunde28:35John Coltrane QuintetThe Olatunji Concert—The Last Live Recording
3 Ohnedaruth7:53Alice ColtraneA Monastic Trio
4 Mantra16:35Alice Coltrane"Ptah, The El Daoud"
5 Isis And Osiris11:29Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda
6 Water7:31Joe HendersonThe Elements
7 Angel Of Sunlight14:49Carlos Santana & Alice ColtraneDivine Light
8 Translinear Light9:50Alice ColtraneTranslinear Light

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