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Pharoah Sanders

ts, *1940 US, Little Rock, Arkansas
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Farrell Sanders Little Rock Mystery Guest

Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist.Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described him as "probably the best tenor player in the world." Emerging from John Coltrane's groups of the mid-1960s, Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of "sheets of sound". Sanders is an important figure in the development of free jazz; Albert Ayler famously said: "Trane was the Father, Pharoah was the Son, I am the Holy Ghost".

  • Tenor sax
  • Percussion
  • Soprano sax
  • Saxophone
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Movement 6 on Promises by Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders
Love Is Everywhere on Wisdom Through Music by Pharoah Sanders
Thembi on Thembi by Pharoah Sanders
Movement 1 on Promises by Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders
Astral Traveling on Thembi by Pharoah Sanders
Movement 2 on Promises by Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders
Movement 3 on Promises by Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders
Movement 4 on Promises by Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders
Movement 5 on Promises by Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders
Movement 7 on Promises by Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Juan Les Pin Jazz Festival '68Pharoah Sanders2018Album
You've Got To Have Freedom / Got To Give It UpPharoah Sanders2018Album
Tauhid / Jewels Of Thought / Summun Bukmun Umyun - Deaf Dumb BlindPharoah Sanders2017Album
Tauhid / Jewels of ThoughtPharoah Sanders2015Compil.
Thembi / Black UnityPharoah Sanders2015Compil.
Pharoah & The Underground - Spiral MercurySão Paulo Underground Feat. Pharoah Sanders2014Album
Primative JupiterSão Paulo Underground Feat. Pharoah Sanders2014Album
Spiritual BlessingsPharoah Sanders2013Compil.
In The Beginning 1963-1964Pharoah Sanders2012Compil.
Village Of The Pharoahs / Wisdom Through MusicPharoah Sanders2011Compil.
Ooh Live!Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio featuring Pharoah Sanders2008Album
' FinestPharoah Sanders2008Compil.
ElevationPharoah Sanders2008Compil.
You've Got To Have Freedom / Moon ChildPharoah Sanders2007Album
Live In San FranciscoPharoah Sanders2007Album
The Impulse StoryPharoah Sanders2006Compil.
AnthologyPharoah Sanders2005Compil.
GwotetDavid Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Feat. Pharoah Sanders2005Album
GwotetDavid Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Featuring Pharoah Sanders2004Album
MeditationPharoah Sanders2003Compil.
With A HeartbeatPharoah Sanders / Graham Haynes2003Album
Africa N'da BluesKahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio Featuring Pharoah Sanders2000Album
Now Is The Time (Live At The Knitting Factory)The Alex Blake Quintet Featuring Pharoah Sanders2000Album
SpiritsPharoah Sanders, Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph2000Album
Save Our ChildrenPharoah Sanders1998Album
Great Moments with Pharoah SandersPharoah Sanders1998Compil.
Priceless Jazz CollectionPharoah Sanders1997Compil.
Message From HomePharoah Sanders1996Album
Our RootsPharoah Sanders1996Album
On TimelessPharoah Sanders1995Album
Solomon's DaughterFranklin Kiermyer - Pharoah Sanders1994Album
MeditationPharoah Sanders1994Album
The Trance Of Seven ColorsMaleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah Sanders1994Album
Welcome To LovePharoah Sanders1991Album
Moon ChildPharoah Sanders1990Album
A Tribute To John Coltrane / Blues For ColtraneMcCoy Tyner / Pharoah Sanders / David Murray / Cecil McBee / Roy Haynes1988Album
A Prayer Before DawnPharoah Sanders1987Album
AfricaPharoah Sanders / John Hicks / Curtis Lundy / Idris Muhammad1987Album
Oh Lord, Let Me Do No WrongPharoah Sanders1987Album
ShukuruPharoah Sanders Featuring Leon Thomas1985Album
Heart Is A MelodyPharoah Sanders1983Album
Live...Pharoah Sanders1982Album
Beyond A DreamPharoah Sanders & Norman Connors1981Album
RejoicePharoah Sanders1981Album
Journey To The OnePharoah Sanders1980Album
Pharomba / As You ArePharoah Sanders1978Single
Got To Give It UpPharoah Sanders1978Single
Love Will Find A WayPharoah Sanders1978Album
PharoahPharoah Sanders1977Album
Sun Ra And His Arkestra Featuring Pharoah SandersThe Sun Ra Arkestra Featuring Pharoah Sanders1976Album
ElevationPharoah Sanders1974Album
Love In Us AllPharoah Sanders1974Album
Izipho Zam (My Gifts)Pharoah Sanders1973Album
Wisdom Through MusicPharoah Sanders1973Album
Village Of The PharoahsPharoah Sanders Featuring Vocalist Sedatrius Brown1973Album
Live At The EastPharoah Sanders1972Album
Black UnityPharoah Sanders1972Single
The Best Of Pharoah SandersPharoah Sanders1972Compil.
Black UnityPharoah Sanders1972Album
Live In SeattleJohn Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders1971Album
Oh! Pharoah SpeakLatin Jazz Quintet - Featured Guest Artist Pharoah Sanders - Under The Direction Of Juan Amalbert1971Album
ThembiPharoah Sanders1971Album
Journey In SatchidanandaAlice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders1971Album
Journey In SatchidanandaAlice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders1971Single
Summun Bukmun Umyun - Deaf Dumb BlindPharoah Sanders1970Album
Ptah, The El DaoudAlice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson1970Album
Jewels Of ThoughtPharoah Sanders1970Album
JapanPharoah Sanders1969Single
KarmaPharoah Sanders1969Album
TauhidPharoah Sanders1967Album
PharaohPharoah Sanders1965Album
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