Alice Coltrane | Blue Nile
Pianist, harpist, organist and composer Alice Coltrane (1937-2007) studied classical music as a youth in Detroit, and jazz in Paris. In the early 1960s she met and married John Coltrane and became the pianist in his quartet. After her husband’s death, she continued playing music and is known as one of the few harpists in jazz history. In 1972 she converted to Hinduism and moved to Malibu to establish an Ashram, which she directed. She continued playing and recording music with an increasingly spiritual core, combining experimental jazz with Eastern influences.