THE BEST OF IT ALL
harpist83 | NY/CT USA | 11/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This combination of songs is perfect. Although I am a fan of everything Alice Coltrane has done, I listen to this album every single day. Jazz harp is a rarity and I get my inspiration from her. I am yet to succeed."
About as good as an Alice Coltrane compilation can get
J. Holmes | yokohama, japan | 09/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"like most artist compliations, this is not a clear and complete representation of Alice Coltrane's work. the sheer genius of her musical vision is only shown through a small window here. it's a great view, but her full length album's should be bought and explored to get the best full scope of her power, passion, and mystical talent. If you are a bit on the curious side, then this collection of songs is not a bad place to start...especially since it contains the great tune "Turiya & Ramakrishna" (which originally appears on Alice's "Ptah, the El Daoud" album). it's not only a stunningly beautiful blues-based jazz piece, but it's also one of my absolute favorite recorded pieces of music ever."