If you’re in the mood Lord Of Lords is an amazing listen, full of high drama or calming spirituality, but be warned this really is nothing like what she has done before. The nearest comparison would be her phenomenal World Galaxy album, but that still had elements of jazz to it, whereas this album really is only orchestral and contains none of the snaky jazzy rhythms of that previous album. This is similar in concept to Alan Silva’s Seasons in that it is more of a orchestral album than a jazz one, but this is much more manageable in length, and much, much more listenable. The album is well worth asking price for that track alone. Probably not an album you’d chuck on just for something to listen to, but when has Alice Coltrane ever made an album so lightweight as to just be a chuck-on album. Reply See 1 reply Notify me 7 Helpful.
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Universal Consciousness/Lord of Lords. The former album features bassist Jimmy Garrison on four of its six tracks, and drummer Jack DeJohnette on three. Rashied Ali assists on two others; Clifford Jarvis plays with DeJohnette on "Hare Krishna" and holds down the kit himself on "Sita Ra. Coltrane plays organ and harp on both recordings, and adds her piano and percussion to the mix on Lord of Lords. Even with World Galaxy missing form this trilogy, the listener gets the picture.
Lord Of Lords may be difficult to find in America. But if you do find this one, it is worth every penny to pay the expensive "import" price. 11 people found this helpful. Alice Coltrane's "Lord of Lords", her last album for Impulse!, finds her expanding on the ideas of the previous album- setting her music into an orchestral setting. Coltrane (performing on organ, piano and harp), is joined by bassist Charlie Haden, drummer Ben Riley, and a sixteen piece string orchestra. The resulting album is unique. One thing that's common throughout is this extraordinarily heightened sense of melodrama- the strings highlight this aspect of Coltrane's work so much that for me, the heavy handed arrangements often get in the way of the music itself.
Lord of Lords Alice Coltrane. Released: 1 Jan 1972. More By Alice Coltrane.
Studio album by Alice Coltrane. Lord of Lords appears in the following lists: Music Genre: Jazz.
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