“Journey in Satchidananda” by Alice Coltrane


Alice Coltrane. Jazz pianist, harpist, composer, bandleader. Devotee of Sai Baba. Second wife of John and a member of his ensemble from 1966 on. She made the music that speaks to my Neptunian soul: spacey, swaying, hypnagogic. After John died in 1967, Verve music says Alice “began playing the harp, utilizing sitar and tablas in the ensemble, and turning fully to Eastern cultures for inspiration; spiritual and colorful, her music morphed into the soundtrack for prayer.” Put on some headphones and journey out. Or do some yoga, if ya can’t sit still.

-Dana Levin

dana-levinDana Levin‘s new book of poetry is BANANA PALACE, out this October from Copper Canyon Press. A grateful recipient of fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim, Whiting, and Rona Jaffe Foundations, Levin serves each Fall as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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