Journey in Satchidananda

Pharoah Sanders & Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
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1971 Ratings: #10 / 131
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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


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


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




What a religious experience!


Alice Coltrane managed to make something truly special in Journey in Satchidananda. As I've fallen deeper and deeper in love with jazz music and jazz albums, I've begun to notice a bit of a common thing that links some of my favorite jazz releases from everything else, and it generally seems to be some sort of personal connection with me. Bitches Brew, likely my favorite jazz record at the moment, stands out to me so much because that was an album that felt like it transported me to a whole ... read more

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Track List

  1. Journey in Satchidananda
  2. Shiva-Loka
  3. Stopover Bombay
  4. Something About John Coltrane
  5. Isis And Osiris
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Added on: August 23, 2015