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10 May, 2017Print

New Alice Coltrane Collection Out Now On Luaka Bop Earns Global Praise

New Alice Coltrane Collection Out Now On Luaka Bop Earns Global Praise

"THE MUSIC IS ASTOUNDING" - NEW YORKER
PITCHFORK BEST NEW REISSUE
LUAKA BOP + RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY FESTIVAL TO RECREATE ALICE'S ASHRAM AT THE KNOCKDOWN CENTER IN NYC MAY 21

Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’s life, music and devotion to spirituality are being celebrated with ‘World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’ – out today on Luaka Bop. The compilation makes available to the wider public for the first time a set of recordings that the visionary musician made after founding the Sai Anantam Ashram outside of Los Angeles in the early 1980s. The recordings were intended for members of the ashram and released as private press cassettes, four albums in total. The music is remarkable and perhaps the best window into Alice’s spiritual being, “something wholly new, and completely her own” says NPR.  

Watch a short introductory film on Alice’s life and this music here: http://bit.ly/2q3eXWD

A profile in the NY Times ran this week: http://nyti.ms/2qsVkrW

Stream the album:

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2qZUZcG

Apple Music: http://apple.co/2r1Vwvr

Red Bull Music Academy Festival will celebrate Alice’s music and spirit with a two-part performance at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Sunday May 21. The first part is presented with Luaka Bop and inspired by the Sunday ceremonies Alice held at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California. Timed to coincide with sundown, the powerful, spiritual music will be performed by an ensemble led by music director Surya Botofasina, who grew up at the Ashram. The latter half will be a concert led by her son, Ravi Coltrane, featuring an all-star band playing music from throughout Alice’s career.

PRAISE FOR ‘THE ECSTATIC MUSIC OF ALICE COLTRANE TURIYASANGITANANDA’:

 “The music is astounding” -The New Yorker

“Either you're going to be using your voice to sing along, or your heart" - NPR

"...like prayers for humanity... Hers is a voice that you want to believe could heal the entire world one person at a time… Alice Coltrane is religion. Once you’ve felt it, the ashram is in you." – Pitchfork / BEST NEW REISSUE

"Exquisite" - Monocle

“Mesmerizing!” - Record Collector

“Soulful backbeats are driven handclaps and tambourines while chants mesh with a call-and-response wildness” - Mojo

“Straightforwardly gorgeous… the beauty of Coltrane’s work, and the way she could transform a personal system of belief into the highest accessible art, is striking. It confirms how appealing the otherworldly can be, even when you’re convinced that other world doesn’t exist…” - Uncut

Order the album here: https://luakabop.lnk.to/AliceColtrane

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