Lord Of Lords

47906 of 5 stars

£ 21.99


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.

Andromeda's Suffering
Sri Rama Ohnedaruth
Excerpts From The Firebird
Lord Of Lords
Going Home
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct Universal Music Special Markets
Catalogue numbers: SV150

Pressed By-Record Technology Incorporated
Record Company-Verve Label Group
Phonographic Copyright (p)-UMG Recordings
Copyright (c)-UMG Recordings
Manufactured By-Universal Music Enterprises
Record Company-UMG Recordings
Published By-Jowcol Music
Recorded At-The Village Recorder

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout-SV 150 / B0027733-01 A 29873.(1)... 4
Matrix / Runout-SV 150 / B0027733-01 B 29873.(2)... 4
Rights Society-BMI
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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