Coltrane Home volunteers pose with legendary drummer Roy Haynes outside the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills
A prime intention of its occupants was “to be a force for good.” Musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane composed three albums while raising her children in the home: “A Monastic Trio,” “Huntington Ashram Monastery” and “Ptah the El Daoud.” This place is also where John penned what is considered not only his own, but a masterwork of Jazz itself, “A Love Supreme.”
Coltrane Home Events at the Half Hollow Hills Library
What’s happening now is a series of events at the Half Hollow Hills Library featuring living luminaries of Jazz. Last November, it was Michelle Coltrane and harpist Brandee Younger (who has a new album – catch her interview on NPR’s “All Of It” here). Together they offered an oral, lyrical, melodical history of Alice Coltrane. It was at once cosmic and deeply down to earth.