World Jazz


New Sounds looks to the jazz masters who have faced east and drifted up for this program.  From John Coltrane and those who came after him, all the way out to Sun Ra, we'll explore the sense of transcendence in jazz and those who take a cosmic spiritual approach.

We'll hear from sax player and composer Pharoah Sanders, and a piece called "The Creator Has a Master Plan," from the late 1960's.  From American pianist and composer Randy Weston, who drifts to China and incorporates the sound of the pipa.  Plus, an interpretation of Sun Ra's music from the Respect Sextet. And more.

PROGRAM # 2932, (Other)World Jazz (First aired on Tues. 5/5/09)





John Coltrane

A Love Supreme

Acknowledgment, excerpt [2:00]

Impulse Records Available at

Pharoah Sanders

The Best of Pharoah Sanders

The Creator Has a Master Plan, edited [16:00]

MCA/Impulse #9229. That CD seems to be out of print, but The tune is available on 2 different CDs, "Karma" (Try* and "Priceless Jazz" (Also at*

Randy Weston


The Shrine [12:00]

Verve #314 527 821**

Respect Sextet

Sirius Respect - the Music of Sun Ra & Stockhausen

Sun Ra: Angels and Demons at Play [9:30]

Mode Avant 06

John Coltrane

A Love Supreme

Psalm, excerpt [6:00]

See above.