Thursday, January 12, 2012

On January 12

On this day in ...
... 2007 (5 years ago today), Alice Coltrane died in Los Angeles. She'd been born Alice McLeod 69 years earlier in Detroit, where she began a music career after having studied in Paris. In the early 1960s she met and married her 2d husband, jazz musician John Coltrane, and joined his band; they played and recorded together till his death in 1967. She continued to play, became a follower of an Indian guru, changed her name to Turiyasangitananda, and opened an ashram near Malibu. (credit for cover of her 1972 album World Galaxy)

(Prior January 12 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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