Friday, November 11

Pharoah Sanders - Tauhid (1967)

"Conventional wisdom has it that saxophonist Pharoah Sanders' signature, late-1960s astral jazz recording is 'The Creator Has A Master Plan' from Karma (Impulse!, 1969). But conventional wisdom is rarely to be trusted. ... At a relatively brief 16:16, 'Egypt' has all the elements which characterised Sanders' astral excursions—explicit spiritual references, vocal chants, a rolling bass ostinato, 'exotic' percussion, out-there but lyrical tenor saxophone, and extended vamp-based collective jamming—and crucially, was played by an edgier and more challenging band, including guitarist Sonny Sharrock and pianist Dave Burrell, than was assembled for Karma. ..."
YouTube: Tauhid

2015 December: Maleem Mahmoud Ghania With Pharaoh Sanders - The Trance Of Seven Colors (1994), 2016 January: Ptah, The El Daoud - Alice Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders (1970)