USA, 1971, spiritual jazz / avant-garde jazz

Alice Coltrane featuring Pharoah SandersJourney in Satchidananda

Oud, tambura, and bass all weave an intricate, meditative structure upon which Sanders’ soprano saxophone can swing, upon which Coltrane’s illimitable harp playing can climb, up and down, down and up, like a ladder connecting heaven and earth. And just for the record: Satchidananda isn’t a place; it’s a man, a swami, one of Coltrane’s spiritual guides.

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