Berlin-based Miro Denck, otherwise known as TWÏNS, has a new record arriving at the end of the month (pushed back from April). He’s shared three songs from The Human Jazz already, and today unveils a loosie that pays tribute to Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, tipping the hat to (and rearranging) a certain piece of hers in the process .
Per Denck, “This recording is my humble tribute to one of my greatest sources of artistic and spiritual inspiration, the sublime music of the great jazz mystic Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. It would be presumptuous to think there’s even a way to get anywhere near the powerful talent unified on the original recording, ‘Something About John Coltrane‘ [off] her 1971 album, Journey in Satchidananda, which includes Pharoah Sanders, Cecil McBee and Rashied Ali, let alone as a single musician. Rather than that, to me this is a very personal meditation on life, loss and the endless comfort I find in her music.”
Simplifying the arrangement and cutting its running time roughly in half, it’s a suitably meditative reworking that is somehow still over before you know it. Listen below ahead of its release tomorrow and keep an ear out for The Human Jazz on June 29th.