8 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Culled from cassettes recorded while Coltrane was living on an ashram in the ‘80s and ‘90s, World Spirituality Classics 1 represents the most intense and unusual work in the composer’s career. Led by whooshing synthesizer drones and Sanskrit-language chants, the tracks here feel less like music than collective meditation, charting a path from Coltrane’s youth in gospel choirs through the interstellar journeys of her jazz days to something startlingly new. Just try “Rama Rama” and see how she makes time disappear.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Culled from cassettes recorded while Coltrane was living on an ashram in the ‘80s and ‘90s, World Spirituality Classics 1 represents the most intense and unusual work in the composer’s career. Led by whooshing synthesizer drones and Sanskrit-language chants, the tracks here feel less like music than collective meditation, charting a path from Coltrane’s youth in gospel choirs through the interstellar journeys of her jazz days to something startlingly new. Just try “Rama Rama” and see how she makes time disappear.

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