Program #1915

Ever since John Coltrane recorded his spiritual masterpiece, the 1964 recording, A Love Supreme, numerous jazz musicians have found inspiration in a deeply spiritual brand of jazz. This edition of New Sounds features some representative examples, including Abdullah Ibrahim's "The Pilgrim," Pharoah Sanders's "The Creator Has A Master Plan," Keith Jarrett's "Ritual Prayer," and Jack DeJohnette's "Healing Prayer for Mother Earth."

PROGRAM # 1915, spiritual jazz (First aired on May 10, 2001)





John Coltrane

A Love Supreme

Acknowledgement, excerpt [2:00]

MCA Impulse #5560**
Available for purchase at*

Pharoah Sanders

Best of

The Creator has a Master Plan, excerpts [17:00]

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*

Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)

Cape Town Fringe

The Pilgrim [13:00]

Chiaroscuro #2004*

Keith Jarrett

Dark Intervals

Ritual Prayer [7:00]

ECM #1379**

Keith Jarrett


Part 11 [3:00] Part 9 [3:00]

ECM #1333/34**

Jack deJohnette

Dancing with Nature Spirits

Healing Prayer for Mother Earth, excerpt [4:30]

ECM #1558**

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