Journey in Satchidananda

Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
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Based on 3 reviews
1971 Ratings: #24 / 172
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Based on 833 ratings
1971 Rank: #8All Time: #254
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Alice Coltrane made Journey in Satchidananda from an in-between place, amid the unlocatable flow of different emotions, different lives, different traditions. Coltrane’s music is a journey, this record says, and a destination all of its own.

Truly, this is a remarkable album, and necessary for anyone interested in the development of modal and experimental jazz. It's also remarkably accessible.

Now, THIS is spiritual.

Journey in Satchidananda is the fourth album from American jazz musician Alice Coltrane, released in February 1971. This album was important as it marked a transition between Alice's three previous albums and the ones that followed afterwards, which reveal a more personalised outlook.

Oh my... the sounds of this album are simply majestic. If you ever needed an album to just release all negative stress from your mind and free yourself, this is the album you need.

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Alice Coltrane's "Journey in Satchidananda" feels like the exploration of a new dimension

During the late 60s and early 70s, this new wave of spiritual/psychedelic jazz took over with Alice's husband (John fucking Coltrane btw) being one of the movement's protagonists as his classic "A Love Supreme" is rightfully considered both the genesis of this style and one of the brightest gems jazz music, in general, has to offer

I strongly resonate with this sound and both Alice ... read more


Well here i was.

On holiday, rainy day. I was laying on my bed studying for my drivers license (i was bored ok), i thought "yeah why not listen to some jazz right now, after all i just got bitches brew on vinyl"

Headphones on, played couple songs from this "modal jazz" playlist on spotify but then a song from this album came on, it blew me away instantly. Immediately after i listened to the other songs from the album.

I truly only give out 100s to albums that have a ... read more


Bless the Coltrane lineage.

Some very relaxing and heavenly spiritual jazz. She even brings pharoah sanders (aka THE spiritual jazz master)
The eastern vibes are perfect as well 🙏
We ascending to nirvana with this one


Sounds like im getting a message in a tent right in the middle of the Saharan dessert


Do yourself a favor and listen to this. Your ears will feel like they’re floating. The name of the album describes it perfectly — it’s a journey. Super abstract and open ended jazz playing. Every song on here transports you.

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Added on: August 23, 2015