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Martin Williams

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195083491

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.001.0001

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Pharoah's Tale

Pharoah's Tale

(p.121) Pharoah's Tale
Jazz Changes

Williams Martin

Oxford University Press

Pharoah Sanders was a Grammy Award winner American jazz saxophonist. He was tagged as the “best tenor player in the world” by the great Ornette Coleman. He was famous for his harmonic and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1940. Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and John Coltrane were his earliest musical influences. Sanders first performance was on Coltrane's Ascension, then on their dual-tenor collaboration Meditations recorded in November 1965.

Keywords:   Pharoah Sanders, tenor, Ornette Coleman, Arkansas, Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Ascension, Meditations

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