Live At The East
02. Memories Of J. W. Coltrane 12:51
03. Lumkili 8:33
Bass – Cecil McBee, Stanley Clarke
Congas, Balafon [Bailophone] – Lawrence Killian
Drums – William Hart, Norman Connors
Flute, Voice – Carlos Garnett
Piano, Harmonium – Joseph Bonner
Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
Tenor Saxophone, Voice – Harold Vic
Trumpet – Marvin Peterson
The Creator my Father, the Devine
Principle which flows thru me is All,
All that the Creator is I am...We are, We are We are.
I thank the Creator for undivided
Faith, for to have undivided Faith in
the Creator is to have undivided Faith in your self.
Self Love, Self Love, Self Love, is
Love for the Creator, love for the Creator
is Love for all, all your Brothers, and
Sisters. It is so easy to love your
Brothers and Sisters when you have love
for self, for you are, we are all One.
Look within, there is no need to
look back, or forward. Look within
you contain the knowledge of all Times
I thank The Creator for Universal
intelligent and Divine Wisdom. I ask
I give thanks and I receive, for I am.....
We are, We are.
I will Direct only Positive Vibrations
toward all my Brothers, and Sisters.
I will not accept Negative Vibrations,
I will not send out Negative Vibrations,
for to do so would dim the light
within me, which is the light of the
Creator I am, We are.
I have no energy to give to Negativism.
To give energy to Negative thought, and actions
is to receive Negative thoughts, and actions.
To give to receive, to give is to receive.
We Are All One.
Stop, Stop stepping back. Step in and
Be still and know God.
The Creator is All Love and Harmony.
There is no fear or Doubt in the Creator.
All we do is before the Creator.
For We Are, the Creator is All one.
Yet another faultless recording Pharoah Sanders made in the early 70s. Live At The East is everything you want from a Pharoah Sanders record, it's very deep, incredibly spiritual, quite free and totally hypnotic. Stanley Clarke features on bass here, and because of that there is a certain amount of groove/funk that isn't normally present on his other Impulse recordings. Live At The East is most definitely a real high point in Pharoah Saunders already incredible early 70s catalogue.
Bit of trivia - this album wasn't actually live at the East; Impulse literally relocated the regular crowd from the East to a recording studio to make this album. I can't be certain, but I'm pretty sure the only album out there that captures the true atmosphere of East is Alkebu-Lan (live at the East) by the Mtume Umoja Ensemble. Gary Bartz did play a lot at the East though, so he might have an album that was recorded there, but I can't be certain.
The creator has a master plan, and that is for Pharoah to kick it.