Following the death of her husband John Coltrane in 1967, Alice Coltrane continued to forward the musical and spiritual version they set out on together and started to release records on her own as  composer and bandleader. The hypnotic Ptah, the El Daoud, was the fourth album to bear the pianist and harpist’s name released between 1968-70, which also included her joint album, Cosmic Music, partially recorded with John a year before his death. The transcendent Ptah, the El Daoud, recorded in the Coltrane home studio in 1970 and released later that year on Impulse! Records, features an all-star line-up on the four compositions, including Pharoah Sanders and Joe Henderson (both on tenor sax and alto flute). A masterpiece of spiritual jazz, the album’s title track is an ode to the Egyptian God, Ptah (the El Daoud meaning “the beloved”), while many moments on the record can best be described by the Hindu word “Turiya,” which Coltrane defines in the liner notes as “a state of consciousness – the high state of Nirvana, the goal of human life.” 

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Alice Coltrane

Ptah The El Daoud (Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl)

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Following the death of her husband John Coltrane in 1967, Alice Coltrane continued to forward the musical and spiritual version they set out on together and started to release records on her own as  composer and bandleader. The hypnotic Ptah, the El Daoud, was the fourth album to bear the pianist and harpist’s name released between 1968-70, which also included her joint album, Cosmic Music, partially recorded with John a year before his death. The transcendent Ptah, the El Daoud, recorded in the Coltrane home studio in 1970 and released later that year on Impulse! Records, features an all-star line-up on the four compositions, including Pharoah Sanders and Joe Henderson (both on tenor sax and alto flute). A masterpiece of spiritual jazz, the album’s title track is an ode to the Egyptian God, Ptah (the El Daoud meaning “the beloved”), while many moments on the record can best be described by the Hindu word “Turiya,” which Coltrane defines in the liner notes as “a state of consciousness – the high state of Nirvana, the goal of human life.” 

*ONE PER VAULT MEMBER. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. MULTIPLE ORDERS ON A SINGLE MEMBER'S ACCOUNT WILL BE CANCELED. ALL SALES FINAL, SOLD AS-IS, NO EXCHANGES OR RETURNS! NO EXCEPTIONS! Color imperfections from manufacturing may be present and shall not warrant return/exchange/refund.