John Coltrane. I believe that's his wife Alice in the background. Alice McLeod was from Detroit and I believe he met her there in the vibrant, integrating Westside jazz scene. Legend has it he played Detroit a lot @ places like the Bluebird and the Minor Key.
ALICE COLTRANE - A estrela zen do jazz (Zen Fashionista)
“Universal Consciousness literally means Cosmic Consciousness, Self-Realization, and illumination. This music tells of some of the various diverse avenues and channels through which the soul must pass before it finally reaches that exalted state of Absolute Consciousness." - Alice Coltrane in the liner of her album after John's death, continuing his search and her own
Alice Coltrane. "Divine music is one of the highest mercies extended to us by God. It is as powerful as prayer itself. The potency of sacred music has in certain instances superceded the curative properties of medicine, mantra, and affirmations. This is due to the heart's principle of love, purity, and innate receptivity. Often, the mind that knows the use of recitation and affirmations, at times has found that little value results when it exhaustedly abandons the constant repetition."