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Pharoah Sanders

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: October 13, 1940    

Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s, Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns.

The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the yearsafter Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues -- without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane....
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  • Spiritual Blessings

    Impulse!
    2013
  • In The Beginning 1963 - 1964

    ESP Disk
    2012
  • Village Of The Pharoahs / Wisdom Through Music

    Impulse!
    2011
  • Pharoah Sanders: Crescent with Love


    2008
  • Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid

    Impulse!
    2008
  • Elevation

    Impulse!
    2008
  • ' Finest Sampler

    Impulse!
    2007
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