View Full Version : Alice Coltrane R.I.P.
01-14-2007, 08:28 PM
A jazz great has died. Not only the widow of John Coltrane, but an incredible improvisationalist, pianist, and composer in her own right.
Tonight, I will listen to her album with Devadip Carlos Santana (ILLUMINATIONS, 1974 CBS) in her honor.
Rest in peace, Alice......
01-15-2007, 01:03 AM
That's too bad...
Michael Brecker died yesterday as well. He was quite arguably the most influential saxophonist in the post-coltrane era.
01-15-2007, 08:06 AM
Damn...two greats in one day. Very sad.
01-15-2007, 09:36 AM
Sad news. I used to have Illuminations on vinyl. Wonderful.
And Joni Mitchell's Hejira w/ Brecker, as well. Takes me back.
One of the reasons I keep coming back to the forum is to learn about new music, and to be reminded on old greats I should reconnect with.
Thanks for keeping me informed.
01-15-2007, 09:38 AM
Yeah...that Joni Mitchell album is incredible. I have it on vinyl still. I'll probably give it a spin today since I am still iced in the house and the roads are like a hockey rink!
01-15-2007, 02:03 PM
My favorite Joni album. I saw Brecker with Joni at the Gorge in Washington in the mid-90's. Dylan opened with a sloppy and unenthusiastic set (seen him many times and this was one of the weaker sets), then Joni stole the show. Because some of her old Hejira buddies were in her band she did probably half of that album: Coyote, Strange Boy, Furry... After Joni's set was a rare treat - Van Morrison. That set was a blast - lots of dancing. Gotta say that Van's show seemed almost like a cover band. I mean, he was onstage but kind of hiding, and he had a vocalist that kind of kept Van out of the spotlight, which is how he likes it, apparently. Anyway, Joni's set was the highlight. Just magical looking over the Columbia Gorge behind her. I got goosebumps just now thinking about that Coyote - out there in the dry grass and surreal sunset. Joni at Waka would be something.
How about some Patti Smith, too? Or P-Funk? Or maybe a Return to Forever reunion? Or, hell, why not? Tom Tom Club!!! If we're gonna throw some old school into the mix, might as well make it worth it!
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