I don’t have a lot to say that hasn’t already been said by others, but Pharoah Sanders’ music meant a great deal to me. I’d hardly call this a comprehensive look at his work and career or anything like that, but this is more or less where my head went after news broke over the weekend of his passing.
I highly recommend reading Marcus J. Moore’s fantastic piece on Pharoah. It’s the best of the bunch. As Moore succinctly puts it to end his piece, “Sanders always spoke a very clear message: Love is everywhere, and it always finds a way.”
Rest well, Pharoah.
Pharoah Sanders – Kazuko (In An Abandoned Tunnel)
Pharoah Sanders – Thembi (from Thembi)
Sonny Sharrock – Promises Kept (from Ask the Ages)
Don Cherry – Movement 2 (excerpt from Symphony of Improvisers)
Pharoah Sanders – Love is Everywhere (Live – From Paris 1975)
Alice Coltrane – Blue Nile (from Ptah, the El Daoud)
Pharoah Sanders – Black Unity (excerpt)
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania w/ Pharoah Sanders – Hamdouchi (from The Trance Of Seven Colors)
Chicago & Sao Paulo Underground – Spiral Mercury (from Pharoah & The Underground)
Pharoah Sanders – Soledad (from Journey to the One)
Sun Ra – The Voice of Pan (from Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold)
Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda (from Journey in Satchidananda)
Pharoah Sanders – The Creator Has a Master Plan (excerpt from Karma)