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Her first as leader — an ecstatic blend of blues, gospel and free jazz, trained unflinchingly on Nature and Truth, the Mystical and Divine. Tremendous music — deeply rooted, rawly searching, thrillingly uplifting.

Beautiful album from 1970. Harp and piano — with Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax), Vishnu Wood (oud), Rashied Ali (drums), Cecil McBee (bass), Charlie Haden (bass), Majid Shabazz (bells, tambourine), Tulsi (tamboura).

Highly recommended as the place to start with Alice. Turiya And Ramakrishna is a gorgeous piano blues; elsewhere she is joined by Joe Henderson and Pharoah Sanders, Ron Carter and Ben Riley.

Trying out new ideas after leaving Impulse! in 1975, by turns deploying Wurlitzer, Rhodes and harp, and Charlie Haden and Ben Riley, percussionists, and an orchestra. (There’s a Stravinsky.) 180g LP, Japanese CD.

Live in 1978, ablaze with spirituality. Piano and organ, with Reggie Workman and Roy Haynes. Raga-style minimalism, deep funk, cascading invocations of the mysteries, as if the keyboard were a harp. 180g vinyl.