Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock is the 11th studio album to be released by guitarist, Joe Satriani. The title has Greco-Biblical connotations. The initial part, Professor Satchafunkilus, is an extension of Satriani's nickname, Satch. The second part, in particular, the word "Musterion" alludes to the false etymology in the Bible, specifically the New Testament, the original texts for which were written in Koine Greek by various authors after c. AD 45 and before c. AD 140. During the translation of the same into English, most translators mistranslated "musterion" to the English word, "mystery", while the closer translation would be "secret", or something that cannot be known until it is revealed. Specific quotes in this regard, in their correct linguistic form, would be
"This is a great secret, but I am talking about Christ and the church."
"Let me tell you a secret. Not all of us will die, but all of us will be changed…"
1 Corinthians 15:51
Satriani is currently embarked on a special "Guitar Center Sessions" tour, which began on the release date of the album and will last through to April 11th. Following this, Satriani will embark on a worldwide tour, kicking off April 30th in Lisbon, Portugal, before moving to Australia, South America and finally returning to the U.S. in the fall of 2008.
Professor Satchafunkilus was produced through the creative envisioning of Satriani and John Cuniberti; guiding the musical talents of longtime drummer/percussionist, Jeff Campitelli and renowned bassist, Matt Bissonette. A special addition to the album’s artist list is Joe’s own son, ZZ Satriani, playing the tenor sax.