church of coltrane

Tue, 19 Mar 1996 11:02:17 -0800 (PST)

> Speaking of the Church of John Coltrane, anyone ever been there? I think
> it would probably make me religious. Well, maybe not.

>This is the church started by Alice C., right? Some of my dusty leetle
>gray cells recall seeing a segment on this church in some PBS documentary
>some time ago. Anyone else see that and recall what program it was? I
>only can remember being impressed by the energy behind that effort.

the church was not started by alice coltrane. in fact was took them to court
for using john's name. the church is on divisadero. they do free meals for
the homeless and play coltrane music during the meals. i never went but had
friends who did. and know one person who is invloved the free jazz drummer
and saxophonist robert haven. as far as i know they used the music of john
coltrane as a spiritual sacrament.

alice after john died got into hinduism thru satindenanada (sp). she never
had anything to do with the church