Listening to Pharoah Sanders

on a cold winter night

with my good friend Paul

we listened to ” karma” by Pharoah Sanders.

“The creator has a master plan”

Nowadays I only listen to it once a year.

The power and dangers of a two chord vamp-

the intense shrieking, joy, yearning, love, expansion, the depths of sorrow

but never hatred.

Two basses; french horn, Lonnie Liston Smith,

percussion and

the beat was never lost, in the midst of it all

eternal, always a deep well to drink from.

Two years after Coltrane had passed

A whole structure in space. I never was a punk rocker

nor went evangelical-  but this work sends me on a a journey.

a long one , that I am starting to understand again.  Image


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