Alice Coltrane ‎– A Monastic Trio

Impulse! ‎– AS-9156
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Ohnedaruth
Clarinet [Bass] – Pharoah Sanders
A2 Gospel Trane 6:44
A3 I Want To See You 6:42
B1 Lovely Sky Boat 6:51
B2 Oceanic Beloved
Vocals – John Coltrane
B3 Atmic Peace 5:53


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YP-8579-AI Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! YP-8579-AI Japan 1977 Sell This Version
A-9156 Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio(LP, Album) Impulse! A-9156 France 1968 Sell This Version
IMP 12672, 051 267-2 Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12672, 051 267-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
UCCI-9104 Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse! UCCI-9104 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
AS-9156 Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio(8-Trk, Album) Impulse! AS-9156 US 1968 Sell This Version



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April 9, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
one of the best recording debuts ever.
The extant repetoire For Concert Harp seems inadequate in comparison to Coltrane's hungry reach and thirst-quenching arpeggiations that burst, float, arc and fade like a rainbow of fruit flavors for the ear and mind.
An exquisite testament of naked beauty at once detailed and streamlined, exhibiting naturally supernatural performances that seem unstudied yet proficient, in a ratio perfect for seducing a mind ready for the transcendent.
Coltrane's piano playing is further enriching in comparison to the commonalities and discrepancies it shares with her Concert Harp, exemplifiying a signature approach to the naturals and accidentals, she accepts risk without accident, and, proving herself to be the consummate auteur, makes the two instruments appear to be flip sides of a single colorful pallette: despite the difference between the horizontal (pianoforte) and the vertical (Concert Harp) playing surfaces, the reach of their registers is nearly the same (Concert Harp is ony a half-octave shy of the piano's range) as she ably ventures above and below the norm in caressing cascades of sound.
A dissociative, unselfish pleasure that speaks to -or from- the divine, bless you Alice Coltrane.