Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pharoah Sanders - 1981 - Live

Pharoah Sanders

01. You Got To Have Freedom 14:17
02. Easy To Remember 6:52
03. Blues For Santa Cruz 8:39
04. Pharomba 13:26
05. Doktor Pitt 21:34

Bass – Walter Booker
Drums – Idris Muhammad
Piano – John Hicks
Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded at The Maiden Voyage, Los Angeles from April 16-19 1981.
Tracks 3 & 4 recorded at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz on April 20 1981.
Track 5 recorded at the Great American Music Hall,San Francisco on April 12 1981.

Live is a great uplifting performance from Pharoah Sanders from his Theresa period. There's a nice long version of "You've Got To Have Freedom" on here, and even though its over fourteen minutes long, stays inspiring throughout. There's no real screechfest stuff on here, and even though I'm a nut for it didn't think any less of the album for its absence. Overall this is a great album, like the rest of the stuff he put out on Theresa, plus you've got Idris Muhammad on drums, which is always a very, very good thing.

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