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Via Cosmic Compositions

We feel there are huge similarity’s between the Avant-Garde/Free Jazz movement of the 50’s & 60’s & the beat movement of Today. As both movements attempted to break down, extend & alter the conventions of their original genres (Jazz & Hip Hop) & were never afraid to experiment & improvise to create something that wasn’t accepted commercially at the time. 

This compilation is a dedication to American jazz pianist, organist, harpist and composer Alice Coltrane. 

”She was central to the Indocentric/Spiritual jazz of the early ’70s and arguably the first instance of a female instrumentalist assuming a defining role in a jazz subgenre. She spent the majority of her life seeking spiritually in both music and her private life & shared her husband’s [Jazz Legend John Coltrane] instincts in taking great artistic risks to pursue a spiritual quest.” – Jazz Times

Thin Space is an all vinyl spiritual jazz mix by Stainless Steele consisting of mostly jazz from the late 60s and early 70s on the Impulse! record label. “Thin Places” are places where the spiritual and the natural world intersect. It is a place where it is possible to touch and be touched by God. “Thin Spaces” are the moments when we experience a deep sense of God’s presence in our everyday world. Download the mix here.

Tracklist:

1. Pharoah Sanders – Greeting to Saud

2. Alice Coltrane – Paramahansa Lake

3. Monk Hughes and the Outer Realm – Welldone

4. Flying Lotus – Mmmhmm

5. Pharoah Sanders – Healing Song

6. Michael White – John Coltrane was Here

7. Flying Lotus – Arkestry

8. Alice Coltrane – Blue Nile

9. Goodie Mob – Free (Instrumental)

10. Lonnie Liston Smith – Sais (Egypt)

11. Pharoah Sanders – Astral Traveling

12. Lonnie Liston Smith – Peaceful Ones