Alice Coltrane - Eternity


As jazz tried to crossover to pop during the mid-'70s—sometimes succeeding, sometimes sounding death knells for jazz careers—ALICE COLTRANE headed in a different direction, although where is still a subject of debate. On the reissue of her wildly eclectic Eternity, which originally brought her from Impulse! to Warner Bros in 1975, two tunes are lush horn-and-string-orchestra settings; two are meditative, Eastern-sounding pieces; the album is rounded off by her first use of vocals (on "Om Supreme"), and the percussion-heavy, rumba-esque "Los Caballos." As is customary all the tracks feature spiritual annotation and explanation. The legendary Charlie Hayden plays bass.