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"T"Out There a Minute" Jazz Program" with Micheal Akutagawa (archive)

The Music of Pharoah Sanders
Sunday, July 17, 2011 | 10:00 to 12:00 | Specialty

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Pharoah Sanders Kazuko {Peace Child) Journey to the One Evidence 1994, 1980 Personnel: (backup group changes from track to track): Sanders; Joe Hicks (piano); Ray Drummond (bass); and Idris Muhammad (drums); this composition includes Yoko Ito Gates on Japanese koto.
Pharaoh Sanders Crescent Crescent With Love (Live) Evidence 1992 Sanders worked with Coltrane from 1964 to 1967. Album released on the 25th anniversary of Coltrane's death; and contains five Coltrane compositions, including this one. Personnel: Sanders; Charles Fambrough (bass); Sherman Fergusson (drums); Bill Henderson (piano).
Pharoah Sanders O Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong O Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong CBS Records 1989 Sanders composition; lyrics by Sanders and Leon Thomas. Personnel: Sanders; Donald Smith (electric piano); William S. Henderson III (acoustic piano); Tarik Shaj (bass); Greg Banoy (drums); Leon Thomas (vocals).
Pharoah Sanders Stormy Monday Blues Naima Evidence 1995 (recorded 6/1992) T. Bone Walker composition. Personnel: Sanders; John Hicks (piano); Richard Davis (bass); Tatsuya Nakamura (drums).
Pharoah Sanders You've Got to Have Freedom Journey to the One Evidence Sanders composition. Personnel: Same as #1, without Gates. Bobby Mc Ferrin is one of the backup singers.
Pharoah Sanders Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt Pharoah Sanders: The Impulse Story Impulse! 2006 Originally on the album, Tauhid (GRP, 1966); Sanders composition. Personnel: Sanders (tenor sax, piccolo, percussion, vocal); Dave Burrell (piano); Sonny Sharrock (electric guitar); Henry Grimes (bass); Nat Bettis (percussion); Roger Blank (drums). Sanders and Sharrock are also to be heard working together on Sharrock's highly recommendable album, Ask the Ages (1991).
Sun Ra and His Arkestra The World Shadow Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold ESP-Disk 2009, 1972; recorded 12/31/1964. Factoid from Allmusic.com's review of the album: Sanders had tried repeatedly to join the Arkestra, but Sun Ra's answer had always been that he "had all the guys he needed". Eventually, Sanders got hired as a door greeter for Arkestra performances and was, at the same time, working as a cook at the restaurant down the street from Judson Hall, where these performances took place. He finally got his chance when John Gilmore left to try his luck with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Personnel: Sun Ra (piano, celeste); Sanders; Black Harold Murray (flute, log drum); Al Evans (trumpet); Teddy Nance (trombone); Marshall Allen (alto sax); Pat Patrick (baritone sax); Alan Silva, Ronnie Boykins (bass); Cliff Jarvis, Jimmhi Johnson (drums); Art Jenkins (space voice).
Pharoah Sanders Over the Rainbow Naima Evidence 1995; recorded 6/1992. Arlen, Harburg composition. Personnel: Same as #4, above.
Pharoah Sanders The Creator Has a Master Plan Pharoah Sanders: The Impulse Story Impulse 2006 Originally on the album Karma (Impulse, 1969), which became the successor--in message, episodic length, and sales--to that other Impulse album, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Personnel: Sanders; Julius Watkins (French horn); James Spaulding (Flute); Lonnie Liston Smith (piano); Richard Davis, Reggie Workman (bass); Nat Bettis (percussion); Billy Hart (drums); Leon Thomas (vocals, percussion).
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan St James Infirmary Trouble in Mind Steeplechase 2/1980