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Alice Coltrane: Enduring Love

Edwin Pouncey, Wire, The, April 2002

AFTER HER KEY ROLE IN JOHN COLTRANE'S ECSTATIC JAZZ EXPERIMENTS OF THE LATE 60S, PIANIST AND HARPIST ALICE COLTRANE EMBARKED ON A JOURNEY INTO THE OUTER SPIRALS OF THE MUSICAL GALAXY, PROPELLED BY THE ELECTRIC ENERGIES OF FREE JAZZ, ASIAN MUSIC'S COSMIC VIBRATIONS, AND A BELIEF IN UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS. IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AT HER HOME IN CALIFORNIA, EDWIN POUNCEY HEARS HOW HER OWN TRANSCENDENT, QUESTING BODY OF MUSIC WAS INHABITED BY HER LATE HUSBAND'S SPIRIT, NOURISHED BY THE TEACHINGS OF SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA AND IGOR STRAVINSKY, AND DRIVEN BY AN UNSHAKABLE FAITH IN THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

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