Pharoah Sanders passed away over the weekend. He’d had a long and creative life that included being part of John Coltrane’s last band from about 1965 through 1967. First time I heard him was on a Coltrane LP, and he was the guy who was really freaking out on the sax. It was epic, and I had to find out more about Pharoah Sanders as a consequence. He knew when to be loud and chaotic and when to be chill. Either way was always a treat.
This video is one I enjoy a great deal. I hope you do too.