Alice Coltrane

Real Name:Alice Coltrane née Alice McLeod

Born: 27th August 1937 Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 12th January 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Alice Coltrane (née McLeod; August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007), also known by her adopted Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda, was an American jazz musician and composer, and in her later years a swamini. An accomplished pianist and one of the few harpists in the history of jazz, she recorded many albums as a bandleader, beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Impulse! and other record labels. She was married to jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane, with whom she performed in 1966–1967. One of the foremost proponents of spiritual jazz, her eclectic music proved widely influential both within and outside the world of jazz.

Coltrane's professional music career slowed from the mid 1970s as she became more dedicated to her religious education. She founded the Vedantic Center in 1975 and the Shanti Anantam Ashram in California in 1983, where she served as spiritual director. On July 3, 1994, Swamini rededicated and inaugurated the land as Sai Anantam Ashram. During the 1980s and 1990s, she recorded several albums of Hindu devotional songs before returning to jazz in the 2000s.

She was taught to play the harp by Velma Froude at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, who had instructed Dorothy Ashby a couple of years earlier. , Bandcamp , MySpace , , Wikipedia
Aliases:Alice Hagood, Alice McLeod, Turiya Aparna, Turiyasangitananda
In Groups:Alice Coltrane Quintet, Alice Coltrane Sextet, Alice Coltrane With Strings, Terry Gibbs Quartet, The Premiers (12)
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