Red Bull Music Academy The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 4:00 PM PDT
Cooper Design Space, LOS ANGELES, CA
18 years and over
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, singer, composer and the wife of John Coltrane, the most venerated and influential saxophonist in the history of jazz. Alice’s recording catalog dates back to 1957, and during the last decade of her career – starting in the mid-’80s – she self-released four brilliant cassette albums. They contained a music she invented, inspired by the gospel music of the Detroit churches she grew up in, mixed together with the Indian devotional music of her religious practice. Ten years after Alice’s passing, in what would have been her 80th year, we celebrate her music and spirit in collaboration with New York label Luaka Bop for a performance inspired by the Sunday ceremonies Alice held at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California.