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BOOK REVIEW: Monument Eternal: The Music of Alice Coltrane

Kara A. Attrep

Published: 2012-05-08

Kara A. Attrep reviews the biography "Monument Eternal: The Music of Alice Coltrane," written by Franya Berkman.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace