Alice Coltrane World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

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    • Alice Coltrane – Om Rama
    • Alice Coltrane – Om Shanti
    • Alice Coltrane – Rama Rama
    • Alice Coltrane – Rama Guru
    • Alice Coltrane – Hari Narayan
    • Alice Coltrane – Journey to Satchidananda
    • Alice Coltrane – Er Ra
    • Alice Coltrane – Keshava Murahara
    • Alice Coltrane – Krishna Japaye*
    • Alice Coltrane – Rama Katha*
    • 1. Om Rama
    • 2. Om Shanti
    • 3. Rama Rama
    • 4. Rama Guru
    • 5. Hari Narayan
    • 6. Journey to Satchidananda
    • 7. Er Ra
    • 8. Keshava Murahara
    • 9. Krishna Japaye*
    • 10. Rama Katha*

    Essential Alice Coltrane recordings issued for the first time on vinyl by Luaka Bop!

    Alice Coltrane was a legendary pianist, composer, spiritual leader, and the wife of John Coltrane, the most venerated and influential saxophonist in the history of jazz. In 1967, four years after meeting John, he died of liver cancer, leaving Alice a widow with four small children. Bereft of her soul mate, Alice suffered sleepless nights and severe weight loss. At her worst, she weighed only 95 pounds. She had hallucinations in which trees spoke, various beings existed on astral planes, and the sounds of “a planetary ether” spun through her brain, knocking her into a frightening unconsciousness.  

    The critical event of this period was not that Alice fell into the nadir of her existence, but rather that she experienced tapas, a vital period of trial. These tapas (a Sanskrit term she used to describe her suffering) helped prepare Alice for the spiritual ally she found in Swami Satchidananda, an Indian guru, with whom Alice made her first trip to India. On her second trip there, Alice had a revelation instructing her to abandon the secular life and become a spiritual teacher in the Hindu tradition – so she moved out West – eventually opening the Shanti Anantam Ashram on 47 acres she’d bought in Agoura Hills, California. 

    Music was the foundation of Alice’s spiritual practice. From the mid 1980’s to mid 1990’s, Alice Coltrane self-released four brilliant cassette albums. These cassettes 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, and even finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog. Originally only made available through her ashram, they are her most obscure body of work and possibly the greatest reflection of her soul.

    World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda”, is the first-ever compilation of her recordings from this period, making these songs available to the wider public - well played Luaka Bop!

    This First Pressing includes two extra booklets of essays, photos, stories and a hand painted first pressing stamp - Don't sleep!

    *LP version only


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              • Isadico Dance Band Of Nigeria – Eti Eyeneka
              • The Doves – Akan Anwan Isong Idung
              • Mary Afi Usuah & The South Eastern State Cultural Centre Band – Mma Ama Mbo
              • Sunny Risky & The Vitamin Explosion – Atak Mfat Eyen
              • Chief Inyang Henshaw & His Top Ten Aces – Eseme Ikpong
              • Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Ererimbot Afayung Oko
              • Bustic Kingsley Bassey's Anansa Engineers – Journey To Luna
              • 1. Isadico Dance Band Of Nigeria – Mbre Isong (Intro)
              • 2. The Cross River Nationale – Cross River Nationale
              • 3. The Visitors – The Visitors
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              • LP£27.99
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              Peace Chant - Raw, Deep and Spiritual JazzTramp Records

              From 1963 to 2014: "Peace Chant - raw deep and spiritual jazz" exhibits 51 years of music. A well matched anthology with sounds to dive into, hard rhythms to dance to and vocals to meditate on. Loads of lost bullets on here...check it!

              • Das Goldene Zeitalter – Don't Give Up Your Smile Today
              • Nu Art Quartet – Black Bandit
              • Deep Jazz – Mystic Sky
              • Sal Nistico – Beautiful Black Casanova
              • Walt Bolen – Peace Chant
              • The Mabon Dawud Quintet – Abeba
              • Al Williams Quintet – Sandance
              • Thomas Meloncon – Ain't Gonna Wait Too Long
              • Genghis Kyle – Bakit Ba
              • Luna Brothers Trio – Mozambique
              • Hozan Yamamoto – Spotlight on Sapporo
              • Now – Easy Tune For Dancing
              • Roy Hytower & the Crowd Pleasers – Song of Deliverance (Part 1)
              • Roy Hytower & the Crowd Pleasers – Song of Deliverance (Part 2)
              • Sheila Landis – Leigh Ann's Dance
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              Lovin' Mighty Fire: Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973-1983BGP Records

              Howard Williams (check his amazing Japan Blues show on NTS radio!) has assembled a compilation of Japanese funk, soul and disco for Ace Records offshoot BGP International.

              From mavericks like Haruomi Hosono of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, with his low-down proto-disco groove, to soul singer Minako Yoshida belting it out on the epic title track; jazz vocalist Yasuko Agawa (of LA Nights fame) sweetly covers Roberta Flack, while Memphis soul group Ebonee Webb, funk up a Japanese folk tune, and that's just for starters. This compilation shows that Japan not only voraciously consumed soul and its offshoot genres, but - unknown to the rest of the world - it carved out its own sound too.

              With original sleeves and label artwork, and voluminous sleeve notes. 


              Essential!

              • Lily – Bye Bye Session Band
              • Rie Nakahara – Sentimental Hotel
              • Haruomi Hosono – Bara To Yajuu
              • Yasuko Agawa – Why Don't You Move In With Me
              • Pink Lady – Jiken Ga Okitara Bell Ga Naru
              • Yuko Asano – Summer Champion
              • Junko Ohashi – Preview Dancin'
              • Masayoshi Takanaka – Preview Rainbow Paradise
              • Mari Natsuki – Uragiri
              • Miyako Chaki – Maboroshi No Hito
              • Kay Ishiguro – Banana
              • Masaaki Hirao – Funky Miyo-chan
              • Ebonee Webb – Yashow Macashow
              • Naoya Matsuoka & Minako Yoshida – Lovin' Mighty Fire
              • 2×LP£29.99
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              Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes, Part 1Jazzman

              Jazzman continue their spiritual jazz series, turning their focus towards the legendary Blue Note archives. Featuring essential tracks from Wayne Shorter Pete La Roca, Duke Pearson, Bobby Hutcherson and more. Highly recommended!

              • Bobby Hutcherson – Verse
              • Pete La Roca – Basra
              • Wayne Shorter – Footprints
              • Elvin Jones – At This Point In Time
              • Andrew Hill – Poinsettia
              • Eddie Gale – The Rain
              • Duke Pearson – Empathy
              • Bobby Hutcherson – Searchin' The Trane
              • Duke Pearson – The Phantom
              • Freddie Hubbard – Assunta
              • 2×LP£22.99
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              La Protesta De ColombiaLa Protesta de Colombia (2017)CBS

              Quality Colombia salsa very limited reissue vinyl

              • – Once Rumberos
              • – Cumbia Protesta
              • New LP £20.00
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