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Pharoah Sanders & Idris Muhammad

A 1987 gem of an album by the great Pharoah Sanders. Africa features the Sanders saxophone alongside Curtis Lundy, John Hicks and Idris Muhammad, bringing things down to a classic quartet situation. These recordings include a take on Coltrane’s ‘Naima’ and Sanders own classic ‘You’ve Got To Have Freedom’, among much else. High quality performances, reissued with bonus tracks by Tidal Waves Music.
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Pharoah Sanders
Moon Child

It’s been 30 years since Pharaoh Sanders (no relation of Bernie) released Moon Child, and the record has been difficult to get hold of on vinyl for approximately 29 of those years. Fortunate, then, that Tidal Waves Music have got together a new pressing of this LP. Moon Child finds the saxophonist toning down the trailblazing spiritual jazz style that he’s best known for, instead opting for some more traditional but no less lovely improvisations. His versions of Horace Silver’s ‘Moon Rays’ and George & Ira Gershwin’s ‘Soon’ are particularly smooth.

Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders
The Trance Of Seven Colors

Pharoah Sanders, a free jazz tenor sax player, has played with John and Alice Coltrane. In 1994 He hooked up with Gnawa musician, singer and guembri player Maleem Mahmoud Ghania in Morocco for a different kind of musical adventure. Gnawa is an ancient Moroccan music mixing African Islamic spiritual religious songs and rhythms. The Trance Of Seven Colors is regarded as one of the best examples of Gnawa music. On vinyl for the first time.

Pharoah Sanders
You've Got To Have Freedom / Got To Give It Up

Fans of Pharoah Sanders fertile 60’s free jazz period may be surprised to hear this one if they’ve not come across it before: a 1980 slice of fully-danceable good times from the Pharoah. You’ve Got To Have Freedom is a sharp and funky track, though still with a good bit of bite to Sanders’ sax. Backed here on this 12” by a great Marvin Gaye cover!

Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders’ Karma is a simply incredible record, one that builds on the formidable influence of John Coltrane (who is quoted at the start) and, impressively, takes it somewhere new. Leon Thomas’ vocals and Pharoah’s ecstatic saxophone overblowing (along with the rest of the mighty ensemble) make the half-hour track ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’ into a truly spiritual epic.
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Pharoah Sanders
Pharaoh Sanders Quintet

Check it out: the 1964 debut album of Pharoah Sanders, leading his own quintet prior to his crucial membership of John Coltrane’s group. Pharaoh Sanders Quintet finds our hero just starting out on the path to his radical free-blowing later years, with a very listenable bop style tempered here and there with avant-garde interjections. Reissued by original label ESP-Disk.
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