Boomkat Product Review:
Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders’ definitive avant-jazz opus available on vinyl again for the first time in 20 years!
Widely regarded a sacred contribution to the exploratory phase of late ’60s and early ‘70s avant-garde, modal jazz, Journey In Satchidananda finds Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders channelling a staggering flux of emotions - lushness, fury, melancholy and a spectrum of integers between - through a uniquely free fusion of far-flung styles and ideas. It’s arguably a syncretic form of Afro-American Black Classical music which distilled and looked beyond the turmoil of the civil rights movement to a more positive, open-minded and optimistically empowered sound-as-life.
There’s no way we’re going to try and break this down. But although it may be impenetrably encrypted, it’s easy to understand once you’re in the midst of it. Just an essential addition to collection.