Visions: Hear Alice Coltrane, Ellen Rowe Octet, Lakecia Benjamin and more women in jazz

Listen to “Visions” every Monday from 8-10 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

Lakecia Benjamin, Alice Coltrane, Ellen Rowe

Lakecia Benjamin, Alice Coltrane, Ellen Rowe

This week on Visions, I play a selection from a previously unreleased recording of Alice Coltrane live at Carnegie Hall in 1971.

And for the final show for this year’s Women’s History Month, I feature music from the Ellen Rowe Octet, Lakecia Benjamin, and several other female jazz musicians from Chicago and Detroit.

See the full playlist below and listen to the episode for two weeks using the media player above.

Visions Playlist for March 25, 2024

  • “When Your Lover Has Gone” – Makaya McCraven
  • “The Soul Keepers” – Ellen Rowe Octet
  • “In the Trenches” – Tia Fuller
  • “Asé” – Junius Paul
  • “Jo Jar” – Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed
  • “Basquiat” – Lakecia Benjamin
  • “Optimism” – Robert Hurst
  • “Succotash (Remastered)” – Herbie Hancock
  • “Rouse’s Point” – Charlie Rouse
  • “Linger (feat. Sharel Cassity & Colleen Clark)” – Alliance
  • “Shiva-Loka” – Alice Coltrane
  • “Mischief Maker” – Miles Okazaki
  • “Lifespan” – Kris Davis
  • “Work” – Donald Walden
  • “Chelsea Bridge” – Alex Harding
  • “Sound Off” – Michael Brecker
  • “Lulu’s Back in Town” – Jason Moran
  • “Razi” – Jay Daniel

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  • Kaleigh Wilder
    Kaleigh Wilder is a multi-instrumentalist and improviser based in Detroit. Speaking primarily through the baritone saxophone, Kaleigh combines elements of classical, jazz, avant-garde and Afro Diasporic influence into a unifying sound.