Journey In Satchidananda (studio album) by Alice Coltrane
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Great music experience with this world music influences, definitely interesting jazz record.
A fantastic album, a spiritual and emotional journey.
As is so often the case, an artist's best album (just my opinion, obv) is not listed on this site. That would be Transfiguration, a stunning live album from a 1978 performance at UCLA. If you like what she does, she does it great on that album, and you really shouldn't miss it. It has Reggie Workman and Roy Haynes, both having a great evening--what a show to have been at!--a small string orchestra performing her composition Preema, and to my ears it's amazing from start to finish. That album would get a 95 or 100 from me if it were on this site to rate.
This one is also very good to my ears, you can see my rating; there are others I like better, but I'm in a pretty big Alice Coltrane phase right now and this is one that I'm definitely keeping on rotation. Mainly, though, I wanted to poke my head in here to let you know if you don't already: Transfiguration is on fire.
Considering its constituent parts, this album sounds much cooler and more accessible than it has any right to.
I finally warmed up to this album. It's great.
Having Coltrane's name is for sure a heavy burden, but if you approach this album with reasonable expectations, it will most likely surpass them. The most obvious reason I can think of is it's eastern influences, but this was far more enjoyable than most jazz I've encountered (admittedly it hasn't been that much). The opening track is a journey, indeed - and what a journey, pure magic. Towards the end of the album I started to lose focus, but it has to do with the fact that I'm not used to this kind of music, not with the album itself.
A very exceptional, very cool jazz album.
A really gorgous album, influenced by Indian and maybe even middle eastern music. The harp provides a really dreamy quality to the whole affair, especially on the more free form "Isis and Osiris". Journey in Satchidananda is a mystical experience, anchored to earth by Cecil McBee's rock solid bass work. Overall, a wonderful listen.
Best Track: Isis And Osiris
Another fine album from the underrated Alice Coltrane. Great use of sitar, and Pharoah Sanders is in fire as always. Excellent.
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