Alice Coltrane

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About Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, composer, vocalist, and swamini. After establishing herself as a hard bop pianist on the Detroit scene during the late 1950s, she studied with Bud Powell in Paris. She met saxophonist John Coltrane in 1963, and they married in 1965. She was his primary musical collaborator during his final period. Alice issued her solo debut, A Monastic Trio, for Impulse! in 1968 and had released seven albums for the label by 1972 including Ptah, The El Daoud, Journey in Satchidananda, and Universal Consciousness. In 1972, she abandoned secular life and established the Vedanta Center in Los Angeles in 1975. She signed with Warner Bros. and released four albums including Eternity and Transfiguration. Coltrane issued only one more album during her lifetime, 1995's Translinear Light for Verve. She died in 2007.

Detroit, MI, United States of America
August 27, 1937

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