SFJAZZ Hotplate: Destiny Muhammad plays Alice Coltrane's 'Journey in Satchidananda' | SFJAZZ
Acclaimed Bay Area harpist Destiny Muhammad presents the expansive, meditative music from Alice Coltrane’s landmark 1971 Impulse! release dedicated to guru Swami Satchidananda. A diverse and multi-dimensional artist who describes the breadth of her music as “Celtic to Coltrane,” Muhammad has performed with Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, John Santos, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. She is Governor Emeritus and Educational Chair Emeritus of the Recording Academy in San Francisco, and an ASCAP Songwriter Awardee. Combining elements of Indian, Middle Eastern, and North African music and culture, Journey in Satchidananda was a major statement from Coltrane, who composed all five extended pieces including “Something About John Coltrane,” which incorporated themes written by her late husband. The album features Pharoah Sanders, Cecil McBee, Charlie Haden, and Rashied Ali, among others.
Destiny Muhammad harp, vocals
other artists TBA