A Monastic Trio

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A Monastic Trio
A Monastic Trio (Alice Coltrane).jpg
Studio album by Alice Coltrane
Released 1968
Recorded March 7, 1967, January 29, 1968 & June 6, 1968
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ and Dix Hills, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 66:43
Label Impulse! Records
Producer Alice Coltrane
Alice Coltrane chronology
A Monastic Trio
Huntington Ashram Monastery

A Monastic Trio is the first solo album by Alice Coltrane. Recorded in 1968 (the reissue includes one track from 1967), she intended it to be a tribute to her husband, John Coltrane, who had died the year before.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "Musically, the works here move from the deep bluesy modal structures that Alice Coltrane so loved in John's repertoire... All of these works, with their deep Eastern tinges in the intervals juxtaposed against Western blues phrasing, are wondrously droning and emotional exercises".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Alice Coltrane

  1. "Lord, Help Me to Be" - 7:30 Bonus track on CD reissue
  2. "The Sun" - 4:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
  3. "Ohnedaruth" - 7:49
  4. "Gospel Trane" - 6:44
  5. "I Want to See You" - 6:42
  6. "Lovely Sky Boat" - 6:51
  7. "Oceanic Beloved" - 4:18
  8. "Atomic Peace" - 5:53
  9. "Altruvista" - 6:55 Bonus track on CD reissue
    • Tracks 1–3 recorded at the Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York on January 29, 1968; tracks 4–8 recorded at the Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York on June 6, 1968; track 9 recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 7, 1967.

Tracks 1, 2 & 9 were bonus tracks on the 1998 reissue; tracks 1–2 were previously released on the Alice Coltrane/John Coltrane Cosmic Music, while track 9 is a previously unissued recording from the sessions that resulted in John Coltrane's Expression.



  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 30, 2011

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