Transfiguration

ALICE COLTRANE

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By the late '70s, Alice Coltrane had largely gravitated away from jazz, incorporating Hindu chants and hymns into her music to reflect a newfound sense of creative omnipotence.
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NUTRITION FACTS
Release Type Reissue
Color Black
Label Antarctica Starts
BY THE NUMBERS
2LP
Format
12
INCH
Vinyl Size
33 1/3
RPM
Speed
1978
Original Release Year
DESCRIPTION

By the late '70s, Alice Coltrane had largely gravitated away from jazz, incorporating Hindu chants and hymns into her music to reflect a newfound sense of creative omnipotence. However, in April 1978, she would return to her roots, performing at University of California, Los Angeles to make her first and only live album.

Transfiguration, featuring drummer Roy Haynes and bassist Reggie Workman, showcases Alice's many compositional talents and fierce improvisatory abilities. Throughout this double LP set, her playing evokes the time spent in her late husband John Coltrane's band and the avant-garde music of her earlier years. As biographer Franya J. Berkman writes, ""Her up-tempo keyboard work here is the most exciting of her commercial career. With it's rapid-fire transpositions of sh...

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TRACKLIST
1
Transfiguration
2
One for the Father
3
Prema
4
Affinity
5
Krishnaya
6
Leo, Part One
7
Leo, Part Two
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