Monthly Archives: April 2014

232323232-fp6354--nu=4;-4-667-253-WSNRCG=3455-584-5344nu0mrj croppedPhilip Glass – the Secret Agent
Philip Glass – Mishima
Terry Riley – Persian Surgery Dervishes
Terry Riley – Descending Moonshine Dervishes
Morton Feldman – Violin and Orchestra (ECM)
John Adams – Chamber Symphony/Grand Pianola Music (Nonesuch)
Jon Hassell – Dressing For Pleasure (Warner Bros)
Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers – Canaxis (Music Factory)
Michael Gordon – Light is Calling (Nonesuch)
Alice Coltrane – Huntington Ashram Monastery (Impulse!)
Art Bears – Hopes and Fears
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde – Someday World (Warp)

Charlemagne Palestine – Four Manifestations on Six Elements (Barooni Records)
Charlemagne Palestine – Godbear (Barooni Records)
Charlemagne Palestine – Strumming Music
Charlemagne Palestine ‎– Alloy (Golden 1) (Alga Marghen)
Charlemagne Palestine – Music for Big Ears (Staalplaat)
Charlemagne Palestine – the Golden Mean (Shiiin)

Steve Reich: Works 1965–1995 (Nonesuch)

I’ve owned this for years, lately I’ve been digging in.


tumblr_mh3zkxU0vt1qipo33o1_1280WKCR has jazz interviews archived (1971?) and NPR’s Piano Jazz also has a fine session with Marian McPartland from 1981.

“Alice Coltrane, née McLeod, was born August 27, 1937, in Detroit, Mich. She began studying classical music at age 7. Her family was active in the church, and she played piano and organ for the choir. After graduating high school, she played at various halls and functions around town. In 1960, she took a job as intermission pianist at the Blue Note Club in Paris, where she studied jazz with Bud Powell.

After moving to New York in the early ’60s, she played in vibraphonist Terry Gibbs’ quartet, during which time she met John Coltrane. In 1965, they were married in Juárez, Mexico. In 1966, she replaced McCoy Tyner as pianist in John Coltrane’s group, and recorded and played with him until his death the next year. John Coltrane became stepfather to Alice’s daughter from a previous marriage, Michele (Miki), and together the couple had three children: drummer John Jr. (1964–82) and saxophonists Oran (b. 1967) and Ravi (b. 1965).

After her husband’s death, Coltrane continued to play with her own groups, which later included their children. She recorded several albums as a bandleader, including work with Ron Carter, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson and Jack DeJohnette. Many of these were recorded on Impulse! in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Coltrane was also a devotee of Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba. After moving to California in the mid-’70s, she opened a Vedic center and later Ashram. She changed her name to Turiyasangitananda, though she continued to perform publicly as Alice Coltrane.

Her last major performance was on Nov. 4, 2006, at a concert in San Francisco with her son Ravi, drummer Roy Haynes and bassist Charlie Haden. Alice Coltrane died of respiratory failure on Jan. 12, 2007.” – NPR


 Alice Coltrane performing with the John Coltrane Group at Newport 1966. Photo: Francine Winham.


New York, NY
Sunday, March 27, 2011

There was a long gap of time where I didn’t perform any solo concerts of my microtonal guitar music. Seven years to the date.

Here’s what it looked like. Listen and hear what it sounded like…not a loud recording, so you’ll have to turn it up a bit.

13 limit just intonation guitar. Thanks to James Ross who set up the concert and recorded video.



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