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Alice Coltrane's A Monastic Trio reissued by Superior Viaduct

Superior Viaduct's busy schedule of reissues continues with Alice Coltrane's A Monastic Trio, her first recording as a bandleader, made a year after John Coltrane's death. It includes Pharoah Sanders and Rashied Ali, plus Jimmy Garrison and Ben Riley. More details at Superior Viaduct.

A bootleg/private pressing of Coltrane's devotional song cycle from the late 80s, Divine Songs, also appeared towards the end of last year, a one off on a label called Tummy Tapes.