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Pharoah Sanders - Karma


Impulse (Acoustic Sounds Series)



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AIMP 57201
UPC: 602445710898
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!

Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes

180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds

Click to see the Acoustic Sounds Series

Verve and Universal Music Enterprises are continuing their analogue-only reissue series this year. The 2022 calendar for Acoustic Sounds includes refreshed releases from a lineup of jazz greats. This year's forthcoming releases include: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong's Ella & Louis, Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins' Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins, and Pharoah Sanders' Karma.

The Acoustic Sounds series was introduced in 2020 and releases LPs stereo remastered from original analog tape recordings and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.

Released in May of 1969, Karma was the famed tenor saxophonist's third Impulse! Records album and is now
seen as a milestone of the Spiritual Jazz movement. A natural progression in the sonic exploration that
Sanders, along with John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, had spearheaded throughout the previous five years, the
album features two tracks, the 32-minute-long "The Creator Has A Master Plan," and "Colors." Filling the entire A-Side of the LP, "Creator," co-composed by Sanders with vocalist Leon Thomas, is as close as Spiritual Jazz comes to having its own anthem. Meanwhile, the lone B-side track, "Colors," is no less transfixing.

This reissue honors the late jazz legend who passed away in September at the age of 81 and concludes the series for 2022. The nearly two dozen releases from the series to date feature many of the timeless, classic albums from the Verve Label Group's stable of labels including Decca, EmArcy, Impulse! Records, Philips Records and Verve.


Side A
1. The Creator Has A Master Plan

Side B
1. Colors

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 07/30/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael
Wow. What an experience this album is. I cannot imagine a more definitive version than the Acoustic Sounds Series edition. Thank you so much to Chad and crew for making this a reality!


posted on 01/17/2023
5 Stars
This album and pressing is outstanding. Thank you Chad for putting this out and well done! Would love to see some more like this!

Misleading release information

posted on 01/10/2023
5 Stars
The Creator Has a Master Plan spans both the A and B sides, just as in the original, with Colors on the B side as well.

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