MP3 06 Leo.mp3 (24.29 MB)

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2 Responses to “ALICE COLTRANE / “Leo””

Kayvon Says:
January 21st, 2007 at 7:35 pm

Just listening to Leo, it’s pretty different, you don’t often hear people play keyboards like that, or when you do they’re nowhere near the technical level that Alice was at.

It sounds like she’s using a monophonic synthesizer voice, something a bit like a muted ethnic woodwind sound. Those pitch bends she’s doing seem to be fairly linear instead of accenting blue pitches or other specific microtonal intervals.

You can actually pitch bend some organs, with Hammond B3s you can press the start/run switches to produce upwards/downwards pitch bends and I have a Yamaha Electone (I’ve seen a picture of Alice Coltrane sat at the same one) that has a footswitch capable of adding downwards bends.

Thanks again for the site,


Tracey Lewis Says:
February 1st, 2007 at 7:57 pm

God has truly blessed us with the creative life of Alice Coltrane. I believe that she will sorely be missed in her passing into the next stratosphere, wherever that place is, along with her late husband, John. I had the fortune of seeing the DVD of Branford Marsalis’ live concert in honor of the Love Supreme release which included Mr. Marsalis interviewing Ms. Coltrane. There, if I didn’t know better, I could see a glowing energy radiating from her. She certainly came across as being in total peace with her surroundings. I came away from the interview mesmerized by her beauty, sanctity, self assuredness (as if she knew something about life that we all needed to know but hadn’t quite internalized yet), and in her late husband’s words, love supreme. I pray that she will never be forgotten by the masses, and that she will forever have her name uttered on the lips of those in successive generations, which is the height of immortality. She deserves nothing less for her frankness toward life and openness to God’s universal plan for us all. Thank you, Alice, for sharing the God spirit in you with us without limitation.

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