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All Music Guide - Steven Loewy
When this was first released, the slow, straight sounds of Pharoah Sanders on a series of mostly famous ballads came as a bit of a surprise to some. Others saw Sanders as following the road of his mentor, John Coltrane, who had recorded most of these tunes himself. In retrospect, the inside playing of Sanders is less of a surprise, the saxophonist having followed that path regularly since at least the '80s. This performance has held up well through the years, and while the thin, reserved approach is reminiscent of Coltrane, it is still marked with Pharoah's print. The competent and thoroughly professional rhythm section of pianist William Henderson, bassist Stafford James,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven Loewy
When this was first released, the slow, straight sounds of Pharoah Sanders on a series of mostly famous ballads came as a bit of a surprise to some. Others saw Sanders as following the road of his mentor, John Coltrane, who had recorded most of these tunes himself. In retrospect, the inside playing of Sanders is less of a surprise, the saxophonist having followed that path regularly since at least the '80s. This performance has held up well through the years, and while the thin, reserved approach is reminiscent of Coltrane, it is still marked with Pharoah's print. The competent and thoroughly professional rhythm section of pianist William Henderson, bassist Stafford James, and drummer Eccleston W. Wainwright takes a decidedly reserved cue from the saxophonist, but each song is infused with a subtle emotional quality that simply does not let go.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Evidence
  • UPC: 730182213720
  • Catalog Number: 22137
  • Sales rank: 76,328

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pharoah Sanders Primary Artist, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Franklin Kiermyer Indexed Contributor
Bill Henderson Piano
Stafford James Bass
Eccleston W. Wainwright Jr. Drums
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Makoto Kimata Executive Producer
Derek Richardson Liner Notes
Tetsuo Hara Producer
Eccleston W. Wainwright Jr. Contributor
Max Ballman Engineer
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