The jazz giant reflects on his decision to release a sprawl of writings, recordings and other material to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in his old neighborhood of Harlem.
In 1982, NPR’s Jazz Alive! recorded a big-band performance led by the inventive bassist at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall. Engineer Paul Blakemore has remastered the tapes for a new album.
The Grammy award-winning trumpeter and composer joins Marian McPartland to perform standards like “I Thought About You” with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi.
Some unearthed recordings from this musician-turned-spiritual-leader reveal the many layers of Alice Coltrane’s artistic — and personal — identity.