Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pharaoh Sanders Still Kicking Ass

Pharaoh Sanders, the legendary tenor sax player and one of the leaders of avant-garde/free jazz, is still alive and taking names.

Albert Ayler famously stated that "Trane was the Father, Pharaoh was the Son, I am the Holy Ghost."

Sanders was on board with John Coltrane during the mid to late 60's till Coltrane's death, present on the free jazz recordings of the latter including the famous (or infamous, depending on how you see it)Ascension album.

Since then he has developed on his own as a band leader, releasing several albums and touring live since then.

His latest gig was just 2 weeks ago at the legendary jazz club The Birdland in New York City (see the review on All About Jazz.

Read his bio on his official site [here.]

Here's one of his most known songs:

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