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Alice Coltrane (1937-2007) was a U.S. jazz pianist, organist, harpist, and composer.

Coltrane was born Alice McLeod on the 27th August 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She studied classical music, and attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, where she continued her musical training. In 1959 she travelled to Paris and studied briefly with pianist Bud Powell.

She began playing jazz as a professional in Detroit, both with her…

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  • ♥ !
  • the right kinda jazz shit here
  • HARE KRSNA !!!
  • I like the humble of music ^^
  • If you've never heard Divine Songs but want to dig deeper into Alice's sound, check it out streaming in full at http://optimisticunderground.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/alice-coltrane-divine-songs/ really lush stuff that's only been released on cassette as far as I know.
  • Her music is so humble and powerful, she uses instruments as extensions of her own soul and expression, Transfiguration is so damn raw yet fragile. You are amazing Alice.
  • @RusselChap But I love Laraaji, haha
  • If you like Alice Coltrane's more meditative moments I'd suggest you check out [artist]Laraaji[/artist]
  • Prema (especially as played on McPartland's show) is so beautiful I could cry.
  • @althefknamsrtkn But no one seriously into jazz cares what hipsters think, so that's irrelevant. What is relevant is that comparing the two is ridiculous and beside the point.

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