Pharoah Sanders

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by Pharoah Sanders

Biography

Farrell Saunders, 13 October 1940, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. By the time he left high school Sanders was proficient on several instruments, but eventually chose the tenor saxophone. After working in R&B bands he settled in New York in the early 60s where he became a frequent musical associate of Don Cherry, Albert Ayler and others active in the ‘free jazz’ movement and worked for a while in the Sun Ra Arkestra. For a couple of years beginning in 1965, he worked frequently with... Read more

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jazz
free jazz
avant-garde jazz
saxophone
psychedelic
avant-garde
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