Unreleased Recording Of 1971 Carnegie Hall Performance
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“…this music positively hums with a higher vibration” – NPR 

★★★★★… “[the concert] now stands as a tribute to the liberating force of Alice Coltrane herself. It’s a communion. Drink deep.” – MOJO 

“…this is a must-hear, one of the key archival releases of the year so far…” – Stereogum

In 1971, Alice Coltrane performed at Carnegie Hall for a special gala benefiting the Integral Yoga Institute. Backed by an all-star group of musicians, Coltrane delivered a captivating set which is now available in full for the very first time. The full recording of Coltrane’s Carnegie Hall performance is now available to fans worldwide. Listen to Alice Coltrane – The Carnegie Hall Concert (Impulse!) here. Full album visualizer playlist can be watched here.

The captivating performance held four years after John Coltrane’s untimely passing and recorded by Impulse! for eventual release, marks Alice’s first performance as a leader at Carnegie Hall.  The concert arrived at a pivotal moment in both Coltrane’s career and her spiritual journey: she had just released her fourth solo album, Journey in Satchidananda, and had deepened her spiritual quest over a five-week trip to India. Her band that night added two members of Satchidananda’s circle — Kumar Kramer and Tulsi Reynolds, playing harmonium and tamboura, respectively — to a large jazz ensemble comprising two saxophonists (Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp), two bassists (Jimmy Garrison and Cecil McBee) and two drummers (Ed Blackwell and Clifford Jarvis).

Her set included two transcendental tunes from Journey in Satchidananda, followed by two compositions by John Coltrane and served as a sign of things to come, a chronicle of an artist during a musical and spiritual emergence.

This year Impulse! and Verve Label Group have partnered with The John & Alice Coltrane Home to launch the “Year of Alice,” a year-long celebration of Alice Coltrane’s profound work.

At the center of the celebration are Coltrane’s groundbreaking recordings for Impulse!, and the label will be working in tandem with The John & Alice Coltrane Home for varied activations throughout the year.

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  1. Journey in Satchidananda
  2. Shiva-Loka
  3. Africa
  4. Leo


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