Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly gave his prediction what Alicia Keys will be doing in 2008. “After undergoing what she calls a ‘spiritual awakening’ upon hearing Pharoah Sanders’ 1969 free jazz album ‘Karma,’ Keys shocks the R&B community by picking up a tenor sax and releasing a three-CD instrumental album, ‘Creating a New Master Plan,’ produced by Wynton Marsalis. After being dropped by her record company two years later, she continues putting out instrumental jazz albums on a series of increasingly tinier indie labels. In 2018, she places second on Downbeat’s poll of saxophone players, an achievement she calls ‘the greatest honor of my life.'” Read more.
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