Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah SandersJourney In Satchidananda

Label:Impulse! – AS 9203, ABC Records – AS 9023, Impulse! – AS-9203, ABC Records – AS-9203
Series:University Series Of Fine Recordings
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Style:Avant-garde Jazz, Modal, Post Bop


A1Journey In Satchidananda6:33
A3Stopover Bombay2:50
B1Something About John Coltrane10:40
B2Isis And Osiris
BassCharlie Haden
OudVishnu Wood

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Original pressing with red & black Impulse/ABC labels.
Text along bottom edge: A Product of ABC Records, Inc. New York, N.Y. 10019 • Made in USA

Originally recorded November 8, 1970, Dix Hills, New York.
Track B2 was recorded July 4, 1970, in performance at The Village Gate, New York City.

A Product of ABC/Dunhill Records
© MCMLXXI, ABC/Dunhill Records. Printed in USA.

Gatefold jacket.

Spelling variations:
Rashied Ali inside gatefold / Rashid Ali on back cover
Chuck Stewart inside gatefold / Charles Stewart on back cover

AS 9203 appears on front cover, spine, and inner gatefold
AS-9203 appears on inner labels

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AS-9203-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): AS-9203-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): AS-9203-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): AS-9203-B 12.10.70
  • Rights Society: BMI

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  • lharrison47's avatar
    Compared to modern represses, in this OG pressing Pharoah Sanders is mixed more in harmony with the other players. In modern represses, Sanders is more "shrill"(?) and a bit more jarring.
    • ngoth's avatar
      The fourth track is 1 minute longer on the vinyl version compared to the CD version? That is very interesting. Looks like vinyl is the only way to go for this album, to get the full experience, and the abridged CD version should be avoided.
      • dannniel's avatar
        i need more spiritual jazz like this, beyond the obvious stuff. i dig the freeness, but it's also bluesy, chilled and trance-like at times, avoiding lurching into chaotic, over urgent free improv freak outs. gimme any recs you got!
        • five_magics's avatar
          I have a promo copy of this pressing. I tried to create another version for it, but it got removed. Shouldn't the promo press have a separate version?
          • djloctgruv's avatar
            even though this seems to be her most revered release, i actually prefer both Universal Consciousness and World Galaxy. this one seems way more tame and structured than the aforementioned two which are unhinged avant jazz masterpieces.
            • Lazarus451's avatar
              Edited 6 years ago
              These price hikes are insane. This record was 20-30$ some time ago. Still a 5/5 masterpiece!
              • channon's avatar
                As far as avant-jazz goes, I'm not a huge fan, but this album, THIS album is transcendent. Throw on some head phones and while some free/avant discs will become grating, this album just fires on a cacophony of bliss. Highly recommended, especially those who gave up on listening to avant/free jazz without having heard this. HARD FILED!


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