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Pharoah Sanders - Karma FLAC album

Performer: Pharoah Sanders
Genre: Jazz
Title: Karma
Country: US
Released: 1969
Style: Modal, Free Jazz
FLAC version ZIP size: 1900 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1496 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1357 mb
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Karma (Pharoah Sanders album). Karma is a 1969 jazz recording by the American tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. The social and political upheavals of the 1960s have been cited as a major factor in the emergence of a new stylistic trend in jazz, with a very different emphasis to the forms of the music which emerged earlier.

Pharoah Sanders' third album as a leader is the one that defines him as a musician to the present day. After the death of Coltrane, while there were many seeking to make a spiritual music that encompassed his ideas and yearnings while moving forward, no one came up with the goods until Sanders on this 1969 date. There are only two tracks on Karma, the 32-plus minute "The Creator Has a Master Plan" and the te "Colours

Pharoah Sanders (born Farrell Sanders, October 13, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described him as "probably the best tenor player in the world". Emerging from John Coltrane's groups of the mid-1960s, Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of "sheets of sound"

By: Pharoah Sanders (1969, Jazz). More albums from Pharoah Sanders: Thembi by Pharoah Sanders. A Prayer Before Dawn by Pharoah Sanders. A Tribute To John Coltrane, Blues For Coltrane by Pharoah Sanders. Tauhid by Pharoah Sanders. Love Will Find A Way by Pharoah Sanders. Oh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong by Pharoah Sanders. Ptah, The El Daoud by Pharoah Sanders. The Trance Of Seven Colors by Pharoah Sanders. View all albums . Karma. By: Pharoah Sanders (1969, Jazz). 1. The Creator Has A Master Plan Part 1. 2. The Creator Has A Master Plan Part 2. 3. Colors

Pressed By – Pathé Marconi, Chatou – 266480. Music By – Pharoah Sanders. Percussion – Nathaniel Bettis (tracks: A, B1). Percussion, Vocals – Leon Thomas. Photography By – Charles Stewart. Piano – Lonnie L. Smith Jr. Producer – Bob Thiele. Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders. Comes in the original heavy, glossy, gatefold sleeve.

Listen free to Pharoah Sanders – Karma (The Creator Has A Master Plan, Colors). John Coltrane left behind a legacy of experimental and extremely spiritual work whose timeless quality still reverberates today. After his untimely death many poseurs came out to stake their claim as the next Coltrane. Many tried and many failed. Then in 1969 a former sideman of Coltrane's, Pharoah Sanders, stepped out from the shadow of his mentor and recorded Karma, which bore the soul of Coltrane's musical and spiritual passion

Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz. Having gotten his nickname by playing his tenor-sax with Sun Ra and John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders is probably the avatar of spiritual jazz after his mentors, of course. On his first few solo records, the artist fully indulged into that same fearless, striking eagerness for experimentation within the broad jazz spectrum, and he did really well on that, specially on his first two releases. Still, it was with Karma that the fantastic instrumentalist reached an even higher plane of artistic vision.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Creator Has A Master Plan
Bass – Richard Davis Drums – William Hart*Flute – James SpauldingPercussion – Nathaniel Bettis*
B Colors
Bass – Ron CarterDrums – Frederick Waits*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Made By – ABC Records, Inc.


  • Bass – Reggie Workman
  • Design [Cover] – Robert & Barbara Flynn
  • Design [Liner] – Joe Lebow
  • Engineer – Bob Simpson
  • French Horn – Julius Watkins
  • Lyrics By – Amosis Leontopolis Thomas
  • Photography By [Cover & Liner] – Charles Stewart*
  • Piano – Lonnie L. Smith Jr.*
  • Producer – Bob Thiele
  • Tenor Saxophone, Music By – Pharoah Sanders
  • Vocals, Percussion – Leon Thomas


Side One Recorded: February 14, 1969

Side Two Recorded: February 19, 1969

Back of jacket lists contents as:
The Creator Has A Master Plan
Light Of Love

Copyright notices:

Side one & two (songwriting/lyrics): (c) 1968 Pharoah Sanders Music Co./Amosis Leonthopolis Thomas/(ASCAP)

Similar to:
- this release (but can be discerned by the label (two rainbow logo boxes & (r) signs)
- this release (but can be discerned by the label (lower part contains the text "A Product of ABC Records, Inc. New York, N.Y. 10019 - Made in USA" instead of copyright notice with year)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AS 9181-A LW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AS 9181-B LW
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AS-9181, A-9181 Pharoah Sanders Karma ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, Impulse!, ABC Records, ABC Records AS-9181, A-9181 US 1969
UCCU-5629 Pharoah Sanders Karma ‎(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Impulse! UCCU-5629 Japan 2016
MCA-39122 Pharoah Sanders Karma ‎(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! MCA-39122 US 1989
MCA-29057 Pharoah Sanders Karma ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! MCA-29057 US 1980
527-9181-X Pharoah Sanders Karma ‎(Cass, Album) ABC Records, Impulse!, GRT 527-9181-X US 1969