The Land of Spirit and Light

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The Land of Spirit and Light
Studio album by Michael White
Released 1973
Recorded February 7 & 8, 1973
Village Recorder, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 39:19
Label Impulse!
AS 9241
Producer Ed Michel
Michael White chronology
The Land of Spirit and Light
Father Music, Mother Dance

The Land off Spirit and Light is an album by American violinist and composer Michael White featuring performances recorded in 1973 and released on the Impulse! label.[1]


The Allmusic review awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The Land of Spirit and Light is a spiritual jazz classic. Ambitious, outrageously creative, and aesthetically restless, it is simply one of the finest outings on the Impulse! label".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Michael White except as indicated
  1. "The Land of Spirit and Light (Part 1)" - 2:43
  2. "The Land of Spirit and Light (Part 2)" - 3:21
  3. "The Land of Spirit and Light (Part 3)" - 4:33
  4. "Fatima's Garden" - 10:01
  5. "Fiesta Dominical" - 7:23
  6. "O Ancient One" - 8:52
  7. "Lament (Mankind)" (Cecil McBee, White) - 2:26



  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed May 2, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed May 2, 2012