Karuna Supreme

Karuna Supreme is an album by American jazz saxophonist John Handy which was recorded in 1975 and originally released on the MPS label.[1][2]

Karuna Supreme
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Studio album by
RecordedNovember 1, 1975
Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, Germany
GenreJazz, World music
MPS 15455
ProducerJoachim-Ernst Berendt
John Handy chronology
Karuna Supreme
Hard Work


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Karuna Supreme, recorded in 1975, is one of the earliest true fusions of Indian music and jazz, and remains one of the most successful... The level of communication among the players throughout this session would be difficult to surpass. This is one of those rare East-meets-West recordings that absolutely succeeds at every level. Highly recommended".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Ganesha's Jubilee Dance" (Ali Akbar Khan, John Handy) - 9:19
  2. "Karuna Supreme" ( Ali Akbar Khan) - 11:06
  3. "The Soul and the Atma" (Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Allauddin Khan) - 20:44



  1. ^ John Handy discography, accessed November 10, 2015
  2. ^ SABA/MPS Records: SABA/MPS Productions, accessed October 27, 2015
  3. ^ a b Westergaard, Sean. Karuna Supreme – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 27, 2015.