Alice Coltrane With Strings - World Galaxy Front MiniVinil

World Galaxy is the sixth solo album by Alice Coltrane. It was released in 1972.

  • Genre: Jazz
  • Style: Avant Garde Jazz
  • Length: 37:06
  • Released: 1972
  • Recorded: November 15 and 16, 1971 at The Record Plant, New York City
  • Label: Impulse! Records
  • Cat #: AS-9218

Track listingEdit

  • "My Favorite Things" - 6:22
  • "Galaxy Around Olodumare" - 4:15
  • "Galaxy In Turiya" - 9:55
  • "Galaxy In Satchidananda" - 10:25
  • "A Love Supreme" - 9:58

All arrangements by Alice Coltrane


The BandEdit

The String OrchestraEdit

  • David Sackson - concertmaster (all other members, strings)
  • Arthur Aaron
  • Henry Aaron
  • Julien Barber
  • Avron Coleman
  • Harry Glickman
  • Edward Green
  • Janet Hill
  • LeRoy Jenkins
  • Joan Kalisch
  • Ronald Lipscomb
  • Seymour Miroff
  • Thomas Nickerson
  • Alan Shulman
  • Irving Spice
  • William Stone


  • Engineered by Tom Flye
  • Ass't engineers : Dan Turbeville and Dennis Ferrante
  • Mixed at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles
  • Engineered by Baker Bigsby
  • Producers: Alice Coltrane & Ed Michel



World Galaxy is a truly magical recording by Alice Coltrane. I was so impressed with this that I played it three times in a row when I first got it, and could have easily gone back for more. This is the most dramatic recording I can say I've heard by AC, really powerful big lush symphonic beauty, and then some. Think along the lines of David Axelrod’s first two Capitol recordings, but then pile on a whole heap of spiritual intensity, a little bit of avant-garde, and you'll kind of get the picture. Two of the tracks on here are versions of her husband’s tunes "My Favorite Things" and "A Love Supreme", and I don't want to be disrespectful to the late and great John Coltrane, but these versions are just sublime adaptations and real rivals to his versions. This was a very brave move on her part to do this, as she can be seen as a bit of a Yoko Ono of the jazz world, but I think she carried it off amazingly well, if not improved on them a little. This is a truly amazing album, and I would recommend it to anyone who has interests in brave and experimental music. Ultra highly rated.


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