Pharoah Sanders

Karma

1969

Modal Music

The saxophonist’s third album is among his finest. Featuring only two tracks, the 32- minute "The Creator Has a Master Plan,” is iconic, and played by one of Sanders' finest studio bands. Besides the bandleader it is, vocalist Leon Thomas who truly astonishes. The remaining personnel perform with inspired abandon. They include drummer Billy Hart, flutist James Spaulding, pianist Lonnie Liston Smith, and bassists Richard Davis and Reggie Workman.

- Thom Jurek

Love and Rockets

Express

September 15, 1986

Alternative Pop/Rock

Rich in sonic detail, the neo-psychedelic Express offers a listening experience like no other album -- guitars spiral to dizzying heights from beds of sound, arrangements swirl, songs change and mutate.

- Jonathan Ball