Pharoah Sanders

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Pharoah Sanders
Pharoah Sanders Quartet ft Dwight Trible and Howard Johnson - INNtöne Jazzfestival 2013 35 (cropped).jpg
Sanders in 2013
Background information
Birth nameFarrell Sanders
Born (1940-10-13) October 13, 1940 (age 79)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
GenresFree jazz, avant-garde jazz, world fusion
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsSaxophone
Years active1964–present
LabelsDouglas

Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist.

Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once called him as "probably the best tenor player in the world."[1]

In 1968 he participated in Michael Mantler and Carla Bley's Jazz Composer's Orchestra Association album The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, featuring Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Larry Coryell and Gato Barbieri.

References[change | change source]

  1. King, Daniel (June 24, 2011). "Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders burst through the gates in John Coltrane's group. At 65, he's going strong". The San Francisco Chronicle.

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