A1: THE CREATOR HAS A MASTER PLAN, PART 1 (19:20).
B1: THE CREATOR HAS A MASTER PLAN, PART 2 (13.36); B2: COLORS (5:36).
CATEGORY: COSMIC JAZZ | DURATION: 38 MINUTES
Karma represents the flowering of a cosmic jazz seeded by Sanders and John Coltrane on earlier albums, moving beyond free jazz concepts to utilise music as a conduit to higher states of consciousness. The pulse of life is configured in the album’s main 32-minute track, “The Creator Has A Master Plan”, which transcends some superfluous vocal intrusions as it builds to a chaotic crescendo. As Sanders’ masterwork, Karma remains an essential trip into the world beyond, marking a point when the core musicians of American jazz were embracing spiritual enlightenment, African cultural tropes and extraneous musical sounds in the quest for evolution.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”