This new CD release is a true blending of world music themes with contemporary jazz themes, and it is a highly unusual collection. The title is KARMA, and it certainly is that.
There are 11 selections on this CD. Among them are found such intoxicating songs as "Great Beast of Wisdom," "Peep Cavern," "Seventh Journey," "Enchanted," "Sacrifice," "Thusness," "Prophecies," "Doha," "Tara," "The Holiness," and "Inseperable Universe."
The jazz listener will find this listening experience a true existential adventure: The sounds one will encounter will give meaning to chaos, creating a center of beauty out of nothingness, forming a perfect universe of enchantment. This is an eclectic listening experience jazz listeners will find memorable.
That KARMA deserves much airplay is an accurate statement, for it has much going for it that will attract many jazz fans. The work of Omar Faruk with his Middle Eastern instrumentation is perfectly at ease with the scope of the collection and adds to the enjoyment of the music.
Mars Lasar and Kelly Hansen have created a contemporary masterpiece in their collection titled KARMA with such remarkable performances. A superb recording, flawless!