Alice Coltrane – The Ashram Tapes
In the 1970’s Coltrane spent a significant amount of time in India, where she studied the teachings of Swami Satchidananda. It was there where she was spiritually reborn under the name Turiyasangitananda, which translates as the ‘Transcendental Lord’s highest song of Bliss…’
On returning to the US she founded the Vedantic Centre in the Californian mountains, where she began recording purely devotional music with her followers. The Ashram Tapes mix elements of Vangelis, Pharoah Sanders and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Essential listening for anyone seeking enlightenment.
Check out the excellent Ashram mixtape and accompanying article from DubLab here.