Pharoah Sanders - Karma
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1969 Ratings: #10
May 1, 1969 / Release Date
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EMR
98
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 ... read more
MasterCrackfox
80
This is a strange piece of avant-garde jazz that really takes off and builds into what can be regarded as some of the strongest and most influential work created in its time, regardless of how little recognition the artist receives compared to some of the other artists of the time. The reason this is so influential is due to the experimentation, worldly sounds, and downright playfulness that would be seen in some of the most exciting work today. The album is surprisingly benefited by its mere ... read more
aronmace
93
Spirituality in it's simplest form
amygoodall
92
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