- Free Jazz
This episode is dedicated to religious and spiritual music created by artists of diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds. Here you will find sounds ranging from Coltrane family’s ecstatic jazz to Arvo Pärt’s sacred sounds, from Laraaji’s enlightening ambient meditations to Popol Vuh’s spacious/kraut journeys across the paths of the soul and Djong Yun’s legendary “Maria (Ave Maria)”, which is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard.
This a really special collection as these tracks have a deep personal meaning to me, they really help to go through more difficult moments and provide the much needed elevation and inspiration.
I hope these compositions will raise your spirits up, inspire you for good deeds or provide a wonderful soundtrack for quiet introspection. They are like the sonic light guiding us and illuminating our souls.
Playlist1. Gaelic Psalm Singers - Kilmarnock, Psalm 16 8-9 (Ridge Records, 2003)
2. Laraaji - Stillness (All Saints, 2020)
3. Popol Vuh - Schön Bist Du Vor Menschensöhnen (Alternative Session) (SPV Recordings, 2005)
4. John Coltrane - Part IV - Psalm (Impulse!, 1965)
5. Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir - Zhalba Za Lazar (Lament For St. Lazarus) (Elektra Nonesuch, 1994)
6. Om - Addis (Drag City, 2012)
7. Alice Coltrane - Huntington Ashram Monastery (Impulse! / ABC Records, 1969)
8. Djong Yun & Popol Vuh - Maria (Ave Maria) (United Artists Records, 1972)
9. His Name Is Alive - Lord, Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace (4AD, 1993)
10. Laraaji - I Can Only Bliss Out (F’Days) (Numero Group, 2018)
11. Laraaji - The Dance #3 (Editions EG, 1980)
12. Popol Vuh - Selig Sind, Die Da Leid Klagen. Ja, Sie Sollen Getröstet Werden (Kosmische Musik, 1973)
13. Alice Coltrane - I Want To See You (Impulse!, 1968)
14. Harold Budd - Two Songs: Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord / Butterfly Sunday (Obscure, 1978)
15. Gaelic Psalm Singers & D.R. MacDonald - Psalm 43: 3-4 Free Church (Ridge Records, 2004)
16. Arvo Pärt - Nunc Dimittis (Sanctuary Classics, 2004)
17. Black Happy Day - Be Thou My Vision (Silber Records, 2006)
18. Gaelic Psalm Singers & Rev. K.M. Ferguson - Psalm 62: 6-7 St Mary's (Ridge Records, 2004)
19. Merula - Hor Ch'È Tempo Di Dormire (Men Scryfa, 2020)
20. Popol Vuh - King Minos II (SPV Recordings, 2004)