The transcendent, meditative quality of Alice Coltrane's work on her classic Impulse recordings show a one-of-a-kind artist at a creative and spiritual zenith. Her lingering harp runs and clusters of airy, proto-ambient piano notes fill up compositions that bridge the gap between the political struggles of the free jazz movement and the late-'60s hippie counterculture obsession with astral projection and other forms of cosmic consciousness. Priceless Jazz collects eight of Coltrane's most lasting songs, including essential tracks from two of her standout Impulse offerings, Huntington Ashram Monetary and Universal Consciousness.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas