PHAROAH SANDERS: IN THE BEGINNING - 1963-1964 (ESP-4069)
This four-CD set documents the first recordings of iconic tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, prior to his well known association with John Coltrane. Beginning with two previously unreleased sessions with Ornette Coleman alumni Don Cherry and Paul Bley, followed by Pharoah's debut date as a leader for ESP-Disk' and concluding with the first issue ever of the complete the December 30 and 31, 1964 Sun Ra at Judson Hall concerts, Sanders' only known recordings with the Arkestra.
The set also includes rare recorded interviews with Sanders, Cherry, Bley and Ra by ESP-Disk' music producer Michael D. Anderson.
June 26, 2012 release
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