Journey in Satchidananda

Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
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1971 Ratings: #8 / 125
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Alice Coltrane truly was one of a kind. A master of jazz, no matter in what form you may find it. Her previous album, Ptah, The El Daoud, already displayed the major changes that would feature in all of her subsequent masterpieces. By taking the psychedelic incursions of her husband's contemporary works and blending them with the highly spiritual tendencies surrounding her art and mindset at the time, Alice molded a brand new facet of jazz - one that would be pushed, distorted and reinvented so ... read more
Really great jazz record from Alice Coltrane, (and I guess Pharoah Sanders too?) Anyways, just like the title suggests, this album really does feel like a journey with its psychedelic and spiritual sound to it. I also really like the mix of spiritual jazz and a bit of Hindustani Classical Music on this record, makes me feel like I’m floating. I just really had a solid time with this one, hopefully I will check this one out again
Journey in Satchidananda is the brainchild of Alice Coltrane, spouse of the late John Coltrane, and sax extraordinaire Pharaoh Sanders in what is one of the most surreal and dreamlike Avant-Garde Jazz records of all time.

I love how cerebral and hypnotizing the entire record is. Tracks such as “Shiva-Loka” and the title track feel like a journey to a foreign land that is filled with wild and unusual territory that is beyond human comprehension.

The performances on this record are ... read more
The glimmering drones, the beautiful harp work and everything in between makes this a truly mesmerising album to listen to. This is Alice’s world, and we’re all incredibly lucky to have been a part of it.

Standout: Something about john coltrane
Favs: Shiva-Loka, Journey in Satchidananda, Isis and Osiris
Least fav: Stopover Bombay


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Added on: August 23, 2015