Alice Coltrane :: Jaya Jaya Rama

The humidity continues to linger, so we’re choosing to sweat it out with this fierce slice of late night free jazz. “Jaya Jaya Rama,” the closing number to Alice Coltrane’s 1969 lp, Huntington Ashram Monastery, is pure, unabashed expression. Featuring Coltrane on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, the trio takes a nocturnal blues and stretches it way out, with Coltrane blistering away on the keys, entering a deep modal groove. While the gentlemen keep the . . .

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