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Alice Coltrane ‎– Lord Of Lords

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What our staff has to say: “This record grabs you from the moment it starts and doesn’t let go even after it’s finished. Grandiose and emotional, she carries you on a journey that’s unknown at each turn, but still feels comforting. While an emblem of spiritual jazz, this record is also for fans of late Romantic/twentieth-century modern orchestral composition (like with her nod to Firebird).” – Hannah

2021 repress. “Originally released in 1972, Lord Of Lords was Alice Coltrane’s final album for Impulse! and the last installment in her awe-inspiring trilogy that also included Universal Consciousness and World Galaxy. While all three records featured strings alongside a jazz ensemble, Lords Of Lords stood apart from its predecessors due to the sheer size of the orchestra (12 violins, 6 violas and 7 cellos, arranged and conducted by Coltrane herself) and its refined, blissful performances — shining a vital light on the devotional path that she would follow for the rest of her career. On the first two pieces, ‘Andromeda’s Suffering’ and ‘Sri Rama Ohnedaruth’ (titled after the spiritual name for her late husband), Alice’s dazzling piano and harp blend perfectly with the blanket of strings, while the haunting rhythm section of Charlie Haden and Ben Riley and a magnificent, droning electric organ emerge immaculately on the title track and closer ‘Going Home.’ Coltrane’s musical vision is bold in its imagination and cosmic in scope, yet remains intensely personal and immediate. Lord Of Lords points inward as much as to the beyond, recalling her classical roots and recasting Eastern modes to radically invert the American avant-garde and spiritual jazz traditions. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.”


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