Archive for the 'Alice Coltrane' Category

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The new reissue label Jazz Dispensary did us all a favor this year by bringing, The Elements, Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane’s lone collaboration, back to the marketplace, rescuing it from wild Discogs prices (even CD reissues are out of control). The album, originally released in 1974, can sit comfortably alongside such contemporaneous classics as […]

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

For those who followed Numero Group’s 2009 compilation Local Customs: Downriver Revival, it should come as no surprise that the reissue label’s 2012 Shirley Ann Lee release is brilliant, breathtaking and essential listening. Songs of Light – the “Shirley Ann Lee album that never was,” according to Numero – figured prominently on Downriver Revival, highlighted […]

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) It’s been noted that 1976’s “Transfiguration” is a culmination, and a sort of completion of the body of work Alice Coltrane had been building since 1967. The title track from the eponymous live album (not released until 1978) was […]