– Excellent performance live from Carnegie Hall, New York
– Includes the entire WQXR-FM Radio Broadcast
– Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
– Background liners
Alice Coltrane, live at Carnegie Hall, New York on February 21st 1971.
On Sunday, February 21st, 1971, a benefit was held in New York’s Carnegie Hall for Swami Satchidanda’s Integral Yoga Institute, featuring Laura Nyro, the New Rascals and Alice Coltrane’s All-Stars. The latter band was a remarkable coming-together of talent, with Lady Trane joined by legends such as Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and Jimmy Garrison on stupendous form (with a little assistance from members of the Yoga Institute). The astounding performance of John Coltrane’s Africa on this set, broadcast on WQXR-FM, finds them improvising thrillingly, and is accompanied by background notes and images.
Alice Coltrane (piano, harp)
Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, percussion, fife)
Archie Shepp (tenor sax, soprano sax, percussion)
Kumar Kramer (harmonium)
Jimmy Garrison (bass)
Cecil McBee (bass)
Clifford Jarvis (drums)
Ed Blackwell (drums)
Side One 14.03
Side Two 14.03