Friday, January 26, 2007

Alice Coltrane

A lot has been going in the last few months. Work (reviews!) and the new book store have kept me really busy. Hence, the lack of a post since December 4th.

Unfortunately, since I last posted, we lost Alice Coltrane. I had planned to use this poster from a 1982 concert some time ago, but it fell victim to the hiatus.

This concert featured the three sons of John and Alice Coltrane - John, Jr. on bass and Ravi and Oran on saxes. They were all just teenagers at the time, so their playing wasn't quite mature yet. John, Jr. stole the show (maybe because he was the eldest). Tragically, just one week after this concert, he was killed in an automobile accident. He was two weeks shy of his 18th birthday. Oran and especially Ravi have since gone on to great heights in music.

Alice Coltrane, another giant of music, gone from the scene but represented by a great legacy.