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Devadip Carlos Santana & Turiya Alice Coltrane - Illuminations (LP)

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2022
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Rock, Death Metal, Groove Metal
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Vinyl Record LP

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Album Info

Artist: Devadip Carlos Santana & Turiya Alice Coltrane
Album: Illuminations
Released: Europe, 2019

Tracklist:

A1Guru Sri Chinmoy Aphorism1:10
Acoustic Bass - David Holland
Cymbal [Cymbals] - Jack DeJohnette
Electric Piano - Tom Coster
Flute - Jules Broussard
Harp - Turiya Alice Coltrane
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Wind Chimes - Devadip Carlos Santana
Written-By - Guru Sri Chinmoy
A2Angel Of Air / Angel Of Water9:55
Acoustic Bass - David Holland
Cymbal [Cymbals] - Jack DeJohnette
Electric Piano - Tom Coster
Flute - Jules Broussard
Harp - Turiya Alice Coltrane
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Wind Chimes - Devadip Carlos Santana
Written-By - Devadip Carlos Santana, Tom Coster
A3Bliss: The Eternal Now5:32
Guitar - Devadip Carlos Santana
Harp - Turiya Alice Coltrane
Written By - Turiya Alice Coltrane
B1Angel Of Sunlight14:43
Acoustic Bass - David Holland
Congas - Armando Peraza
Drums - Jack DeJohnette
Guitar, Cymbal [Hand Cymbals], Finger Cymbals - Devadip Carlos Santana
Organ [Hammond], Cymbal [Hand Cymbals], Finger Cymbals - Tom Coster
Organ [Wurlitzer] - Turiya Alice Coltrane
Soprano Saxophone - Jules Broussard
Tabla - Phil Ford
Tambura [Male Tamboura] - Prabuddha Phil Browne
Written-By - Devadip Carlos Santana, Tom Coster
B2Illuminations4:20
Guitar - Devadip Carlos Santana
Harp - Turiya Alice Coltrane
Piano [Acoustic] - Tom Coster
Written-By - Devadip Carlos Santana, Tom Coster

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Description

"Illuminations" is a collaborative album between guitarist Carlos Santana and pianist Turiya Alice Coltrane, released in 1974. This unique and spiritually-inspired album brings together two musical visionaries, resulting in a mesmerizing blend of jazz, fusion, and world music. With its ethereal compositions, virtuosic performances, and transcendent atmosphere, "Illuminations" stands as a captivating and introspective musical journey.

"Illuminations" opens with the evocative "Guru Sri Chinmoy Aphorism," a piece that sets the contemplative and meditative tone of "Illuminations". Carlos Santana's expressive guitar playing and Turiya Alice Coltrane's delicate piano work create a tranquil and reflective atmosphere, immediately drawing the listener into their musical world.

One of the standout tracks on "Illuminations" is the ethereal and enchanting "Angel of Air/Angel of Water." This epic composition showcases the synergy between Santana and Coltrane, as their instruments intertwine and create a rich tapestry of sound. The extended improvisational passages allow both artists to showcase their virtuosity and their ability to create emotional depth through their playing.

"Illuminations" also features tracks like "Bliss: The Eternal Now" and "Angel of Sunlight," which continue "Illuminations"'s exploration of spiritual themes and transcendental sounds. The interplay between Santana's guitar and Coltrane's piano creates a sense of musical symbiosis, as they exchange melodic ideas and engage in intricate dialogues.

Throughout "Illuminations", Santana's signature guitar tone and Coltrane's delicate piano melodies blend seamlessly with the atmospheric synthesizer work and the rhythmic foundation laid down by the accompanying musicians. The integration of diverse cultural elements, such as Indian and Latin American influences, adds further depth and richness to the overall sound.

The production on "Illuminations" is pristine, allowing the nuances of each instrument to shine through. The mix strikes a balance between clarity and ambiance, maintaining the ethereal and introspective nature of the compositions while capturing the intricate details of the performances.

In conclusion, "Illuminations" is a mesmerizing and spiritually-charged album that showcases the remarkable collaboration between Carlos Santana and Turiya Alice Coltrane. With its transcendental compositions, virtuosic performances, and ethereal atmosphere, "Illuminations" invites listeners on a captivating and introspective musical journey. Whether you're a fan of jazz, fusion, or world music, "Illuminations" is a remarkable testament to the creative vision and musical brilliance of these two iconic artists.

Fun Facts About Devadip Carlos Santana & Turiya Alice Coltrane - Illuminations Vinyl Record:

  • How old were Carlos Santana and Turiya Alice Coltrane when they recorded Illuminations ? Carlos Santana was in his mid-20s and Turiya Alice Coltrane was in her early 30s when they recorded "Illuminations" in 1974.
  • How many copies of Illuminations sold? "Illuminations"'s sales figures may vary, but it received critical acclaim and is regarded as a unique collaboration between two highly respected musicians.
  • Why was Illuminations important? This record was important as it brought together the distinct musical styles of Carlos Santana and Turiya Alice Coltrane, blending elements of jazz, Latin, and spiritual music. It showcased their improvisational skills and their shared passion for exploring new sonic territories.
  • What were the most popular songs off Illuminations ? Illuminations is a primarily instrumental album, featuring extended improvisations and musical conversations between Santana's guitar and Coltrane's harp and piano.
  • Other interesting facts about this vinyl record: Illuminations represents a unique and experimental phase in both Carlos Santana and Turiya Alice Coltrane's careers. It highlights their adventurous spirit and their willingness to push the boundaries of their respective genres.

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