Pharoah Sanders no. 1

Frozen Sessions

Ornette Coleman described him as “probably the best tenor player in the world.” One of the last living jazz pioneers alive Pharoah Sanders (Little Rock, 1940) is known for his raw, overblowing, harmonic sound, as well as for playing maximum crammed improvisational lines filled with hundreds of notes running in accelerated continuation. Playing in John Coltrane’s groups between 1965 and 1967 Sanders got influenced by avant-garde jazz. After Coltrane, he moved into free jazz territory with spiritual elements and incorporating African rhythms in his music. His finest works are from the late 60’s and early 70’s including the album Karma with the classic The Creator Has A Masterplan. Sanders is still playing big jazz festivals and popular jazz venues around the world. He was awarded an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship in 2016 and was honored at a tribute concert in Washington DC on April 4, 2016.



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