Exclusive Daily Download: "Alice!" Life Force Trio

A trancelike tribute to Alice Coltrane.


Salon Staff
August 23, 2006 11:01AM (UTC)

The Life Force Trio's "Living Room," which will be released later this month on Plug Research, kaleidoscopes beautifully between soul-tinged electronica and free jazz. It draws particularly potent inspiration from the vital but largely ignored wellspring of Sun Ra, whose legend tends to overshadow his musical greatness, and from Alice Coltrane's spiritually minded, spacey, trancelike explorations, paid explicit tribute in this track, which accumulates into passionate ecstasy in the classic Coltrane manner (either one), before simmering down to a wistful conclusion.

-- T.B.

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