Huntington Ashram Monastery/World Galaxy

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All Music Guide - Campbell
This remastered two-fer combines Alice Coltrane's 1969 release Huntington Ashram Monastery with World Galaxy from 1972. Originally, these LPs were released separately on Impulse. Both sets are spiritual in nature, with the first three cuts on H.A.M. combining the majestically meditative harp of Coltrane with Ron Carter on bass and Rashied Ali on drums and percussion. Coltrane switches to piano on the album's final three cuts bringing the free jazz component into focus, especially from Ali, who is slightly subdued on this date. World Galaxy opens and closes with two compositions associated with John Coltrane: "My Favorite Things" and a section from his masterpiece "A Love ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
This remastered two-fer combines Alice Coltrane's 1969 release Huntington Ashram Monastery with World Galaxy from 1972. Originally, these LPs were released separately on Impulse. Both sets are spiritual in nature, with the first three cuts on H.A.M. combining the majestically meditative harp of Coltrane with Ron Carter on bass and Rashied Ali on drums and percussion. Coltrane switches to piano on the album's final three cuts bringing the free jazz component into focus, especially from Ali, who is slightly subdued on this date. World Galaxy opens and closes with two compositions associated with John Coltrane: "My Favorite Things" and a section from his masterpiece "A Love Supreme." Alice Coltrane is featured on harp, piano, and organ with saxophonist Frank Lowe, bassist Reggie Workman, drummer Ben Riley, violinist Leroy Jenkins, and a full string section. The music takes time to open up, slowly building dense layers that venture into free jazz but never completely succumb to it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2012
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602527809465
  • Catalog Number: 2780946
  • Sales rank: 86,837

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice Coltrane Primary Artist, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Harp, Tamboura
Rashied Ali Percussion, Drums
Ron Carter Bass
Leroy Jenkins Violin, Soloist
Frank Lowe Percussion, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ben Riley Percussion, Drums
Julien Barber Strings
Harry Glickman Strings
Janet Hill Strings
Joan Kalisch Strings
Ronald Lipscomb Strings
Reggie Workman Bass, Violin (Bass)
David Sackson Concert Master
Alan Shulman Strings
Irving Spice Strings
Edward Green Strings
William Stone Strings
Arthur Aaron Strings
Henry Aaron Strings
Avron Coleman Strings
Seymour Miroff Strings
Thomas Nickerson Strings
Swami Satchidananda Vocals, Narrator
Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Baker Bigsby Engineer
Alice Coltrane Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
John Coltrane Composer
Tom Flye Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Ed Michel Producer
Roy Musgnug Engineer
Dick Nichols Cover Photo
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