Alice Coltrane: Krishna Krishna

From Alice Coltrane’s Kirtan: Turiya Sings (out in July) comes “Krishna Krishna,” one of the nine devotional songs on the record. In 1981, Coltrane (aka Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda) first put the music on cassette for members of her ashram—and now the tranquil tunes are being released into the world. “Krishna Krishna” almost immediately puts listeners in a meditative state, thanks to its soft organ and …

The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Step into the legendary musician and spiritual leader's world through a special compilation release and NYC sunset show

The profound, transcendental music Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda composed at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California has become available to the wider public, with help from NYC-based (and world-music-embracing) label Luaka Bop. Originally, the four cassette tapes recorded in the ’80s and ’90s could only be found at the ashram—one current listing on eBay is asking for at least $300. It’s clear why they’re going at …