pharoah sanders - pharoah sanders' finest - dopeness galoreDG 2 005LP - eu2lp
1. Monibah (Edit)
2. You've Got To Have Freedom
4. Moon Child
5. Moon Rays
10. You Don't Know What Love Is
11. The Bird Song
Between 1970 and 1995, tenor saxophone player Pharoah Sanders was recording for a number of
different small independent jazz labels. One of those labels was Netherlands based, Timeless. This is a double LP compilation of those recordings...
He recorded three LP’s for the label ,“Africa”, “Moon Child” and “Welcome to Love”. Now Dopeness
Galore have compiled the highlights of these records available on this solid eleven track compilation.
These Timeless recordings were recorded in short periods of time, often a few days. “Moon Child” for
example, was recorded in one night in 1989. Pharoah Sanders: “The night we put this album together
we were all extremely exhausted. We had been touring when we arrived at this studio in Paris. The
session lasted all night.”
On his Timeless debut “Africa”, Pharoah Sanders (1940), intended or not, makes a link to the past. Not
only does he pay explicit tribute to his late mentor John Coltrane, he is also joined by pianist John
Hicks, who was part of Sanders’ first ensemble in 1963. By that time Pharoah Sanders was living in
New York, and was struggling to make a living, at times sleeping on the streets. It was joining
Coltrane’s ensemble which brought Pharoah Sanders stability and wide acclaim. After Coltrane’s
passing, Sanders continued to work with his wife, Alice. On “Welcome to Love”, playing a series of
famous ballads, the thin, reserved approach is reminiscent of Coltrane. However, it is still marked with
Pharoah's trademark sound.
DJ / Press QuotesLaurent Garnier: "this sounds absolutely awsome
PPPLLEEAASSSEEEE could i get a copy of the entire album ,i would really looOOOve to hammer it on the radio"
Straight No Chaser (Amar Patel): "Blessed with his signature penetrating lyricism, harmonic richness (‘Africa’ with John Hicks sitting in) and heavy overtones (‘Origin’) this Timeless compilation is a no-brainer for those who may have turned away from Sanders after 'Rejoice' and 'Journey To the One'. Because whether it’s 1967, 1987 or 2007, The Pharoah teaches you live, love and feel; and for that, we give eternal thanks."
Daz-I-Kue (Bugz in the Attic): "Love this!"
Mark de Clive-Lowe: "Dope!"
Nick Rees (GOYA Music): Respect!