Jazz Bastard Podcast

Jazz Bastard Podcast 196 - Revenge of the Cosmic Panda

July 22, 2020 Michael Caldwell Season 8 Episode 196
Jazz Bastard Podcast
Jazz Bastard Podcast 196 - Revenge of the Cosmic Panda
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Jazz Bastard Podcast
Jazz Bastard Podcast 196 - Revenge of the Cosmic Panda
Jul 22, 2020 Season 8 Episode 196
Michael Caldwell

Does harp music fill you with images of celestial angels - or a (relatively) tamed Pharaoh Sanders?  Either way, there's something for you here in this brief overview of "cosmic" jazz.  We start with a good, long look at the early career of Pharaoh Sanders and his brief gig with displaced resident of Saturn, Sun Ra, then move on to Alice Coltrane's contribution to the formation of cosmic/spiritual music.  Finally, two exemplars of the genre - including one who's active and trending right this very moment - take the spotlight.  John and Alice Coltrane – COSMIC MUSIC: Pharoah Saunders – IN THE BEGINNING (disc 4); Lonnie Liston Smith – EXPANSIONS; Brandee Younger – SOUL AWAKENING.

Show Notes

Does harp music fill you with images of celestial angels - or a (relatively) tamed Pharaoh Sanders?  Either way, there's something for you here in this brief overview of "cosmic" jazz.  We start with a good, long look at the early career of Pharaoh Sanders and his brief gig with displaced resident of Saturn, Sun Ra, then move on to Alice Coltrane's contribution to the formation of cosmic/spiritual music.  Finally, two exemplars of the genre - including one who's active and trending right this very moment - take the spotlight.  John and Alice Coltrane – COSMIC MUSIC: Pharoah Saunders – IN THE BEGINNING (disc 4); Lonnie Liston Smith – EXPANSIONS; Brandee Younger – SOUL AWAKENING.