Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders

American jazz saxophonist
Respected tenor saxophonist whose many acclaimed recordings developed his freedom of expression in a spiritual and often introspective setting.
BornOctober 13, 1940
HometownLittle Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
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The 10 best albums of 2021

  • This was an interesting year for albums. There were no obvious trends, although a certain quality of introversion and contemplation (perhaps responding to pandemic restrictions) ran through many of the year’s most absorbing releases. Female artists pushed further forward creatively and commercially and though few young British musicians made any impact in America, the UK nevertheless produced many of the year’s most inventive and critically admired works, which is cause for optimism.

Albums

Promises
Promises
2021
Live in Paris (1975)
Live in Paris (1975)
2020
Live At Antibes Jazz Festival, July 1968
Live At Antibes Jazz Festival, July 1968
2019
You've Got To Have Freedom/Got To Give It Up
You've Got To Have Freedom/Got To Give It Up
2018
Juan les Pin Jazz Festival 1968
Juan les Pin Jazz Festival 1968
2018
Pharoah Sanders Story: In the Beginning 1963-1965
Pharoah Sanders Story: In the Beginning 1963-1965
2012
Village of the Pharoahs/Wisdom Through Music
Village of the Pharoahs/Wisdom Through Music
2011
Finest
Finest
2007
Impulse Story
Impulse Story
2006
Anthology: You've Got to Have Freedom
Anthology: You've Got to Have Freedom
2005
Meditation: Pharoah Sanders Selections, Take 1
Meditation: Pharoah Sanders Selections, Take 1
2004
Creator Has a Master Plan
Creator Has a Master Plan
2003
With a Heartbeat
With a Heartbeat
2003
Meditation: Pharoah Sanders Selections, Take 2
Meditation: Pharoah Sanders Selections, Take 2
2003
Spirits
Spirits
2000
Save Our Children
Save Our Children
1999
Great Moments
Great Moments
1998
Priceless Jazz
Priceless Jazz
1997
Message From Home
Message From Home
1996
Naima
Naima
1995
On Timeless: Africa/Moonchild/Welcome to Love
On Timeless: Africa/Moonchild/Welcome to Love
1995
Trance of Seven Colors
Trance of Seven Colors
1994
Crescent with Love
Crescent with Love
1992
Welcome to Love
Welcome to Love
1991
Moonchild
Moonchild
1989
Prayer Before Dawn
Prayer Before Dawn
1987