Alice Coltrane

Universal Consciousness (Limited Gatefold) (ACL0081)

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Universal Consciousness (Limited Gatefold)

Alice Coltrane

Audio Clarity

889397107819

LPS 167379

ACL0081

JAZZ

1

LP 16,51 €

GATEFOLD COVER

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Originally released on Impulse in 1971, Universal Consciousness is a major turning point in Alice Coltrane's momentous career. While her previous albums pushed the limits of spiritual free-jazz and featured much of her late husband's band, Universal Consciousness expands the harpist / pianist's compositional palette with organ and strings (working with Ornette Coleman). "Oh Allah" is the finest example of Coltrane's new direction: tense violins dissolve into sublime organ solos and exquisite brushwork from long-time Mile Davis collaborator Jack DeJohnette.

PERSONNEL:

  • Alice Coltrane (harp, organ)
  • Jimmy Garrison (bass)
  • Jack DeJohnette, Rashied Ali or Clifford Jarvis (drums)
  • Plus Strings

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Universal Consciousness
  • A2. Battle At Armageddon
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Hare Krishna
  • B2. Sita Ram
  • B3. The Ankh Of Amen-Ra