Thu, 21 April 2011
Our annual Spiritual Music Podcast features music from faiths from across the world (or in Sun Ra’s case, across the universe). I hope you’ll find something moving in the various songs I’ve selected, including music from:
Jonas Hellborg – “Be! And All Became” from The Word.
Johnny Griffin Orchestra – “Meditation” from The Big Soul Band
Youssou N'Dour – “Allah” from Egypt.
Alice Coltrane – Title Song from Transcendence
Avashai Cohen – “Shalom Aleichem” from Sensitive Hours. The title of the song is in Hebrew, and comes from a Sabbath prayer, which is roughly translated as “Shalom (Peace) upon you, O ministering angels, angels of the Exalted One--from the King Who reigns over kings, the Holy One, Blessed is He.”
Sun Ra – “Enlightenment” from Unity.
John Pattitucci – “Love Eternal” from Songs, Stories & Spirituals.
Leon Gardner – “Be There” from Spiritual Jazz.
Oscar Peterson – “He Has Risen” from The Easter Suite.