Karma – A Musical Tribute to Pharoah Sanders seeks to share the uplifting and vibrant music from saxophonist Pharoah Sanders’ Impulse! period (1966-1973) and Theresa Records period (early ‘80s) with a concert at the Berkeley Hillside Club. The performance will feature pieces from a number of Sanders’ epic recordings on Impulse!, including “The Creator Has a Master Plan” (Karma), “Thembi” and “Astral Traveling” (Thembi), “The Healing Song” (Live at the East) and on Theresa Records “Sun Song” (Shukuru) and “You’ve Got to Have Freedom” (Journey to the One).
Ian Dogole – udu, djembe/floor tom, talking drum, kalimba, balafon, misc. percussion, vocals
Richard Howell – tenor saxophone, lead vocals
Frank Martin – piano
Sheldon Brown - woodwinds
Fred Randolph – double bass
Deszon Claiborne – drum set
Avotcja – poetry, misc. percussion
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This concert is made possible by a grant from InterMusic SF.