Pharoah Sanders Catalog

1964 (age 24)

Pharoah Sanders - Pharaoh Sanders Quintet  (ESP-Disk' ESP 1003)

Stan Foster (trumpet) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Jane Getz (piano) William Bennett (bass) Marvin Pattillo (percussion)
NYC, September 10, 1964
Seven By Seven
Bethera
** also issued on Get Back (It) GET 1003CD entitled "Pharaoh's First". ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1003. ESP-Disk' ESP 4008 entitled "Pharoah's First Quintet".

Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah's First Quintet  (ESP-Disk' ESP 4008)

Pharoah Sanders (interviewee)
unknown location, date
Bernard Stollman Meets Pharoah Sanders
Coming To New York
Meeting Sun Ra
Meeting John Coltrane
Comments On Other Musicians
Playing With Don Cherry
The Scene
Why The Music Changes
** reissue of ESP-Disk' ESP 1003 entitled "Pharaoh Sanders Quintet" + 8 bonus tracks.

1965

Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite  (Columbia 66203)

Ornette Coleman (alto sax, trumpet) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) David Izenzon (bass) Charles Moffett (drums) unidentified large studio band, Joseph Tekula (director)
NYC, June 15, 16 & 17, 1965
Chappaqua Suite, Part 1
Chappaqua Suite, Part 2
Chappaqua Suite, Part 3
Chappaqua Suite, Part 4
** also issued on Columbia (F) 62896/97.

John Coltrane - Ascension, Edition I  (Impulse! A-95)

Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson (trumpet) Marion Brown, John Tchicai (alto sax) John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 28, 1965
90321-1Ascension, Edition I: Part I
90322-1Ascension, Edition I: Part II
** also issued on Impulse! AS-95.
** part of Impulse! GRD-2-113, 314 543 413-2.

John Coltrane - Ascension, Edition II  (Impulse! A-95 (later))

Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson (trumpet) Marion Brown, John Tchicai (alto sax) John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 28, 1965
90321-2Ascension, Edition II: Part I
90322-2Ascension, Edition II: Part II
** also issued on Impulse! AS-95 (later).
** part of Impulse! GRD-2-113, 314 543 413-2.

John Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders - Live In Seattle  (Impulse! AS-9202-2)

Donald Garrett (bass clarinet, bass) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) John Coltrane (tenor, soprano sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
"The Penthouse", Seattle, WA, September 30, 1965
91198Cosmos
91199Out Of This World (Part One)
-Out Of This World (Part Two)
Tapestry In Sound
91200Evolution (Part One)
-Evolution (Part Two)
** also issued on Impulse! GRD-2-146 entitled "Live In Seattle".

John Coltrane - Live In Seattle  (Impulse! GRD-2-146)

Donald Garrett (bass clarinet, bass) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) John Coltrane (tenor, soprano sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same session
"The Penthouse", Seattle, WA, September 30, 1965
Body And Soul
Afro-Blue
** reissue of Impulse! AS-9202-2 entitled "John Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders - Live In Seattle" + 2 bonus tracks.

John Coltrane - Om  (Impulse! A-9140)

Joe Brazil (flute, percussion) Donald Garrett (bass clarinet, bass, percussion) John Coltrane (tenor sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Camelot Sound Studios, Lynwood, WA, October 1, 1965
90435Om, Part I
90436Om, Part II
** also issued on Impulse! AS-9140.
** part of Impulse! GRD-2-113.

John Coltrane - Kulu Se Mama  (Impulse! A-9106)

John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Donald Garrett (bass, bass clarinet) Frank Butler, Elvin Jones (drums) Juno Lewis (vocals, percussion)
Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 1965
90676Kulu Se Mama (Juno Se Mama)
** also issued on Impulse! AS-9106, 314 543 412-2.

John Coltrane - Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things  (Impulse! AS-9161)

John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Donald Garrett (bass, bass clarinet) Frank Butler, Elvin Jones (drums) Juno Lewis (vocals, percussion): same session
Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 1965
90677Selflessness

John Coltrane - Meditations  (Impulse! A-9110)

John Coltrane (left channel tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (right channel tenor sax, tambourine, bells) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (left channel drums) Elvin Jones (right channel drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 23, 1965
90413The Father And The Son And The Holy Ghost
-Compassion
90414Love
-Consequences
-Serenity
** also issued on Impulse! AS-9110, IMPD-199.

1966

John Coltrane - Infinity  (Impulse! AS-9225)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, piccolo) John Coltrane (tenor sax, bass clarinet) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Ray Appleton (percussion) plus Alice Coltrane (vibes, organ) Charlie Haden (bass) plus string section: Murray Adler (concertmaster) James Getzoff or Jerry Vinci, Gordon Marron, Michael White (violin) Rollice Dale, Myra Kestenbaum (viola) Jesse Ehrlich, Ed Lustgarten (cello)
Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA, February 2, 1966;
overdubbed on The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, April 16 & 17, 1972
Peace On Earth (overdubbed version)
Leo (overdubbed version)

John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane - Cosmic Music  (Coltrane Recording Corporation AU 4950)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, piccolo) John Coltrane (tenor sax, bass clarinet) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Ray Appleton (percussion)
Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA, February 2, 1966
90986Manifestation
90987Rev. King (Reverend King)
Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax -1, flute -2) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Ben Riley (drums) John Coltrane (vocals -2)
The studio at the Coltrane home, Dix Hills, NY, January 29, 1968
1. 90988Lord, Help Me To Be
2. 90989The Sun
** also issued on Coltrane Records CRS 5000; Impulse! A-9148, AS-9148.

The Mastery Of John Coltrane, Vol. III - Jupiter Variation  (Impulse! IA-9360)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, piccolo) John Coltrane (tenor sax, bass clarinet) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Ray Appleton (percussion)
Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA, February 2, 1966
Peace On Earth

Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard Again!  (Impulse! A-9124)

John Coltrane (soprano, tenor sax, bass clarinet) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, flute) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Emanuel Rahim (percussion)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, May 28, 1966
90645Naima
Introduction To My Favorite Things
90644My Favorite Things
** also issued on Impulse! AS-9124, IMPD-213.

The World According To John Coltrane  (VideoArts Music (J) VAVJ-165)

John Coltrane (soprano, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, piccolo, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 2, 1966
My Favorite Things (incomplete)
Peace On Earth
Leo

John Coltrane Quintet - Second Night In Tokyo  (Impulse! (J) YB-8508/10-AI)

John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (alto, tenor sax, bass clarinet, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Hisato Aikura (announcer)
"Sankei Hall", Tokyo, Japan, July 11, 1966
Afro Blue
Peace On Earth
Crescent

John Coltrane - Coltrane In Japan  (Impulse! (J) IMR-9036C)

John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (alto, tenor sax, bass clarinet, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Hisato Aikura (announcer): same personnel
"Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan", Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 1966
Peace On Earth
Leo
My Favorite Things
** also issued on Impulse! (J) YB-8501/3-AI.

Don Cherry - Symphony For Improvisers  (Blue Note BLP 4247)

Don Cherry (cornet) Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri (tenor sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, piccolo) Karl Berger (vibes, piano) Henry Grimes, Jenny Clark (bass) Edward Blackwell (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 19, 1966
1786 tk.2Symphony For Improvisers: Symphony For Improvisers
Symphony For Improvisers: Nu Creative Love
Symphony For Improvisers: What's Not Serious
Symphony For Improvisers: Infant Happiness
1787 tk.5Manhattan Cry: Manhattan Cry
Manhattan Cry: Lunatic
Manhattan Cry: Sparkle Plenty
Manhattan Cry: Om Nu
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84247, B1-28976.
** part of Mosaic MQ3-145, MD2-145.

Don Cherry - Where Is Brooklyn?  (Blue Note BST 84311)

Don Cherry (cornet) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, piccolo) Henry Grimes (bass) Edward Blackwell (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 11, 1966
1783 tk.12There Is The Bomb
1784 tk.14Unite
1785 tk.15The Thing
1786 tk.16Awake Nu
1787 tk.17Taste Maker
** part of Mosaic MQ3-145, MD2-145.

Pharoah Sanders - Tauhid  (Impulse! A-9138)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, alto sax, piccolo, voice) Dave Burrell (piano) Sonny Sharrock as Warren Sharrock (guitar) Henry Grimes (bass) Roger Blank (drums) Nat Bettis (percussion)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 15, 1966
90673Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt
90674Aum / Venus / Capricorn Rising
90675Japan
** also issued on Impulse! AS-9138, GRD-129.

1967

John Coltrane - Expression  (Impulse! A-9120)

Pharoah Sanders (piccolo) John Coltrane (flute) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 15, 1967
90769To Be
** also issued on Impulse! AS-9120, GRD-131.

Various Artists - Sacred Sources I - Live Forever  (Cohiba 697 124004-2)

John Coltrane (soprano, tenor sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Algie DeWitt (bata drum) Juma (percussion) Billy Taylor (announcer)
"Olatunji Center Of African Culture", NYC, April 23, 1967
Introduction
Ogunde (excerpt)

John Coltrane - The Olatunji Concert - The Last Live Recording  (Impulse! 314 589 120-2)

John Coltrane (soprano, tenor sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Algie DeWitt (bata drum) Juma (percussion) Billy Taylor (announcer): same session
"Olatunji Center Of African Culture", NYC, April 23, 1967
My Favorite Things

1968

Albert Ayler - Holy Ghost - Rare And Unissued Recordings (1962-70)  (Revenant RVN 213)

Chris Capers (trumpet) unknown (alto sax) Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, unknown (tenor sax) Dave Burrell (piano) Sirone (bass) Roger Blank (drums)
"Renaissance Ballroom", NYC, January 21, 1968
Venus / Upper And Lower Egypt

Alice Coltrane - A Monastic Trio  (Impulse! AS-9156)

Pharoah Sanders (bass clarinet) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
The studio at the Coltrane home, Dix Hills, NY, January 29, 1968
90975Ohnedaruth
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-267.

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra  (JCOA LP 1001/2)

Stephen Furtado, Lloyd Michaels (flugelhorn) Jimmy Knepper, Roswell Rudd (trombone) Jack Jeffers (bass trombone) Bob Northern, Julius Watkins (French horn) Howard Johnson (tuba) Al Gibbons, Steve Marcus (soprano sax) Bob Donovan, Frank Wess (alto sax) George Barrow, Pharoah Sanders, Lew Tabackin (tenor sax) Charles Davis (baritone sax) Carla Bley (piano) Larry Coryell (guitar) Ron Carter, Eddie Gomez, Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow, Reggie Workman (bass) Beaver Harris (drums) Michael Mantler (composer, conductor)
RCA Victor's Studios, Studio B, NYC, May 8, 1968
Communications #9
Communications #10
Preview

Gary Bartz - Another Earth  (Milestone MSP 9018)

Charles Tolliver (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Stanley Cowell (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Freddie Waits (drums)
NYC, June 19, 1968
Another Earth
Gary Bartz (alto sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Stanley Cowell (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Freddie Waits (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1968
Dark Nebula
UFO
Lost In The Stars
Perihelion And Aphelion

1969

Pharoah Sanders - Izipho Zam (My Gifts)  (Strata-East SES-19733)

Howard Johnson (tuba) Sonny Fortune (alto sax) Pharoah Sanders (sax, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano) Sonny Sherrock (guitar) Cecil McBee, Sirone (bass) Billy Hart, Majeed Shabazz (drums) Chief Bey (African drums) Nat Bettis, Tony Wylie (percussion) Leon Thomas (vocals, percussion)
Town Sound Studios, Englewood, NJ, January 14, 1969
Prince Of Peace
Balance
Izipho Zam

Pharoah Sanders - Karma  (Impulse! AS-9181)

Julius Watkins (French horn) James Spaulding (flute) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Lonnie L. Smith Jr. (piano) Richard Davis, Reggie Workman (bass) William Hart (drums) Nathaniel Bettis (percussion) Leon Thomas (vocals, percussion)
RCA Studios, NYC, February 14, 1969
90992The Creator Has A Master Plan, Part 1 & 2
Julius Watkins (French horn) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Lonnie L. Smith Jr. (piano) Ron Carter, Reggie Workman (bass) Frederick Waits (drums) Leon Thomas (vocals, percussion)
RCA Studios, NYC, February 19, 1969
90998Colors
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-153.

Pharoah Sanders - Jewels Of Thought  (Impulse! AS-9190)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, contrabass clarinet, reed flute, African thumb piano, orchestra chimes, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, African flute, African thumb piano, percussion) Richard Davis (left channel bass, percussion) Cecil McBee (right channel bass, percussion) Idris Muhammad (drums, percussion) Leon Thomas (vocals, percussion)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, October 20, 1969
91135Sun In Aquarius, Part I & II
Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, contrabass clarinet, reed flute, African thumb piano, orchestra chimes, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, African flute, African thumb piano, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass, percussion) Idris Muhammad (left channel drums, percussion) Roy Haynes (right channel drums) Leon Thomas (vocals, percussion)
91136Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-247.

1970 (age 30)

Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud  (Impulse! AS-9196)

Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, alto flute, bells) Alice Coltrane (piano, harp) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums) plus Chuck Stewart (photographer, occasional bells)
The studio at the Coltrane home, Dix Hills, NY, January 26, 1970
91141Blue Nile
91142Mantra
91143Turiya & Ramakrishna
91144Ptah, The El Daoud
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-201.

Pharoah Sanders - Summun Bukmun Umyun - Deaf Dumb Blind  (Impulse! AS-9199)

Woody Shaw (trumpet, maracas, yodeling, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, cow horn, bells, tritone whistles, cowbell, wood flute, thumb piano, percussion) Gary Bartz (alto sax, bells, cowbell, shakers, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, cowbell, thumb piano, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums) Anthony Wiles (conga drums, African percussion) Nathaniel Bettis (bylophone, yodeling, African percussion)
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, June 30, 1970
91171Summun Bukmun Umyun
same personnel
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, July 1, 1970
91173Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-265.

Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda  (Impulse! AS-9203)

Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (harp) Vishnu Wood (oud) Charlie Haden (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
"Village Gate", NYC, July 4, 1970
Isis And Osiris
Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (harp, piano) Tulsi (tambura) Cecil McBee (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Majid Shabazz (bells, tambourine)
The studio at the Coltrane home, Dix Hills, NY, November 8, 1970
91201Shiva-Loka
91202Stopover Bombay
91203Something About John Coltrane
same personnel
The studio at the Coltrane home, Dix Hills, NY, December 30, 1970
91170Journey In Satchidananda
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-228.

Pharoah Sanders - Thembi  (Impulse! AS-9206)

Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax, bells, percussion) Michael White (violin, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, claves, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass, finger cymbals, percussion) Clifford Jarvis (drums, maracas, bells, percussion)
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA, November 25, 1970
91187-5Astral Traveling
Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax, bells, percussion) Michael White (violin, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, claves, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass, finger cymbals, percussion) Clifford Jarvis (drums, maracas, bells, percussion) James Jordan (ring cymbals)
91188Thembi
Cecil McBee (bass)
Love
Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax, bells, percussion) Michael White (violin, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, claves, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass, finger cymbals, percussion) Clifford Jarvis (drums, maracas, bells, percussion)
91189Red, Black & Green
Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, alto flute, koto, brass bell, bailophone, maracas, cow horn, fifes) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, ring cymbals, shouts, bailophone) Cecil McBee (bass, bird effects) Roy Haynes (drums) Nat Bettis, James ("Chief") Bey, Majid Shabazz, Anthony Wiles (African percussion)
The Record Plant, NYC, January 12, 1971
Morning Prayer
Bailophone Dance
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-253.

Alice Coltrane - Reflection On Creation And Space  (Impulse! AS-9232-2)

Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (harp, piano) Tulsi (tambura) Cecil McBee (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Majid Shabazz (bells, tambourine)
The studio at the Coltrane home, Dix Hills, NY, December 30, 1970
91170 (ed. ver.)Journey In Satchidananda

1971

Pharoah Sanders - Black Unity  (Impulse! AS-9219)

Marvin Peterson (trumpet) Carlos Alfredo Garnett (tenor sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, balaphone) Joe Bonner (piano) Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors, William Hart (drums) Lawrence Killian (congas, talking drum, balaphone)
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, November 24, 1971
91268Black Unity, Part I & II
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD-219.

Pharoah Sanders - Village Of The Pharoahs  (Impulse! AS-9254)

Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, bells) Joe Bonner (piano) Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors (drums) Lawrence Killian (congas, percussion) Marvin Peterson (percussion)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 8, 1971
Mansion Worlds
Art Webb (flute) Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, bells) Joe Bonner (piano) Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors (drums)
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, November 22, 1972
Memories Of Lee Morgan
Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, percussion, vocals) Joe Bonner (piano, shakuhachi, flute, percussion) Kylo Kylo (tambura, percussion) Calvin Hill (bass) Jimmy Hopps (drums) Kenneth Nash (sakara ceramic drums, Indian murdungum drums, percussion) Lawrence Killian (congas) Sedatrius Brown (percussion, vocals)
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, September 14, 1973
Village Of The Pharoahs, Part 1
Village Of The Pharoahs, Part 2
Village Of The Pharoahs, Part 3
Calvin Hill (bass) Kenneth Nash (percussion, whistles) Joe Bonner, Sedatrius Brown, Lawrence Killian, Pharoah Sanders (percussion, vocals)
Myth
Went Like It Came

Pharoah Sanders - Live At The East  (Impulse! AS-9227)

Marvin Peterson (trumpet) Carlos Garnett (flute, voices) Harold Vic (tenor sax, voices) Pharoah Sanders (sax) Joseph Bonner (piano, harmonium) Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors, William Hart (drums) Lawrence Killian (conga drums, bailophone)
"The East", Brooklyn, NY, 1971
Healing Song
Memories Of J.W. Coltrane
Lumkili
** also issued on Impulse! (J) UCCU-9016.

1972

Pharoah Sanders - Wisdom Through Music  (Impulse! AS-9233)

James Branch (flute) Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, flute) Joe Bonner (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors (drums) Lawrence Killian, James Mtume, Babadal Roy (percussion)
A&R Recording Studios, NYC;
The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, 1972
High Life
Love Is Everywhere
Wisdom Through Music
The Golden Lamp
Selflessness

Pharoah Sanders - Love In Us All  (Impulse! ASD-9280)

James Branch (flute) Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, flute) Joe Bonner (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors (drums) Lawrence Killian, James Mtume, Babadal Roy (percussion): same session
A&R Recording Studios, NYC;
The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, 1972
Love Is Everywhere
To John

1973

Pharoah Sanders - Elevation  (Impulse! AS-9261)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, shakers, vocals, bells, percussion) Joe Bonner (piano, harmonium, cow horn, wood flute, percussion, vocals) Calvin Hill (bass, vocals, tambura) Michael Carvin (drums, vocals) Lawrence Killian (congas, bell tree, vocals) John Blue (percussion, vocals)
"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, September 7, 1973
Ore-Se-Rere
The Gathering
Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, shakers, vocals, bells, percussion) Joe Bonner (piano, harmonium, cow horn, wood flute, percussion, vocals) Calvin Hill (bass, vocals, tambura) Michael Carvin (drums, vocals) John Blue, Jimmy Hopps (percussion, vocals)
"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1973
Elevation
Spiritual Blessing
Michael White (violin) Joe Bonner (piano) Calvin Hill (tambura) Michael Carvin, Jimmy Hopps, Lawrence Killian, Kenneth Nash, Pharoah Sanders (percussion) Sedatrius Brown (vocals)
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, September 13, 1973
Greetings To Saud (Brother McCoy Tyner)

1976

Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah  (India Navigation IN 1027)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion) Bedria Sanders (harmonium) Munoz (guitar) Steve Neil (bass) Lawrence Killian (percussion)
NYC, August & September, 1976
Harvest Time
Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion, vocals) Jiggs Chase (organ) Munoz (guitar) Steve Neil (bass) Greg Bandy (drums) Lawrence Killian (percussion)
Love Will Find A Way
Memories Of Edith Johnson
** also issued on India Navigation IN 1027xCD entitled "Harvest Time".

1977

Pharoah Sanders - Love Will Find A Way  (Arista AB 4161)

Oscar Brashear, Chuck Findley (trumpet) George Bohanon, Lew McCreary (trombone) Vince DeRosa, Sidney Muldrow (French horn) Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax, percussion) William Green, Terry Harrington (sax) Ernie Watts (reeds) Hubert Eaves, Bobby Lyle, Khalid Kenneth Moss (keyboards) David T. Walker, Wah Wah Watson (guitar) Donnie Beck (bass) James Gadson (drums) Kenneth Nash (congas, bongos, cymbals, gongs, percussion) Phyllis Hyman (vocals) The Waters Family (backing vocals)
Burbank, CA, 1977
Love Will Find A Way
Got To Give It Up
Oscar Brashear, Chuck Findley (trumpet) George Bohanon, Lew McCreary (trombone) Vince DeRosa, Sidney Muldrow (French horn) Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax, percussion) William Green, Terry Harrington (sax) Ernie Watts (reeds) Hubert Eaves, Bobby Lyle, Khalid Kenneth Moss (keyboards) David T. Walker, Wah Wah Watson (guitar) Alex Blake (bass) Lenny White (drums) Norman Connors (drums, percussion, timpani, gongs, vocals) Kenneth Nash (congas, bongos, cymbals, gongs, percussion) Phyllis Hyman (vocals) The Waters Family (backing vocals)
Pharomba
omit Connors
Love Is Here
Donnie Beck (bass) Raymond Pounds (drums) replaces Blake, White
As You Are
Eddie Watson (bass) replaces Beck
Answer Me, My Love
Oscar Brashear, Chuck Findley (trumpet) George Bohanon, Lew McCreary (trombone) Vince DeRosa, Sidney Muldrow (French horn) Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax, percussion) William Green, Terry Harrington (sax) Ernie Watts (reeds) Hubert Eaves, Bobby Lyle, Khalid Kenneth Moss (keyboards) David T. Walker, Wah Wah Watson (guitar) Donnie Beck (bass) James Gadson (drums) Norman Connors (drums, percussion, timpani, gongs, vocals) Kenneth Nash (congas, bongos, cymbals, gongs, percussion) Phyllis Hyman (vocals) The Waters Family (backing vocals)
Everything I Have Is Good

1978

Pharoah Sanders And Norman Connors - Beyond A Dream  (Arista Novus AN 3021)

Duke Jones (trumpet) Buzzy Jones (tenor, soprano sax, flute) Billy McCoy (piano, electric piano) Jacques Burvick (keyboards) Greg Hill (guitar) Alex Blake (electric bass) Norman Connors (drums, timpani, percussion) Petro Bass, Lawrence Killian (congas, percussion)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 22, 1978
Babylon
Beyond A Dream
add Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Bobby Lyle (piano)
Montreux Overture
Bobby Lyle (piano)
The End Of The Beginning
Duke Jones (trumpet) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Buzzy Jones (tenor, soprano sax, flute) Bobby Lyle (piano) Billy McCoy (piano, electric piano) Jacques Burvick (keyboards) Greg Hill (guitar) Alex Blake (electric bass) Norman Connors (drums, timpani, percussion) Petro Bass, Lawrence Killian (congas, percussion)
Casino Latino

Ed Kelly And Friend  (Theresa TR 106)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax) Ed Kelly (piano) Peter Barshay (bass) Eddie Marshall (drums)
Bear West Studios, San Francisco, CA, December, 1978
Pippin
Answer Me, My Love
You've Got To Have Freedom
Sweet Georgia Brown
Rainbow Song
Newborn
You Send Me

1980 (age 40)

Pharoah Sanders - Journey To The One  (Theresa TR 108/109)

Eddie Henderson (flugelhorn -2,6) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax -1/4,6/8,10, tenor sax, tambura -5, tenor sax, sleigh bells -9) John Hicks (piano -1,2,6/8,10) Joe Bonner (piano -4, piano, electric piano -9) Bedria Sanders (harmonium -5) Paul Arslanian (harmonium, wind chimes -3) Mark Isham (synthesizer -9) James Pomerantz (sitar -5) Yoko Ito Gates (koto -3) Carl Lockett (guitar -1,7,9) Chris Hayes (guitar -10) Ray Drummond (bass -1,2,6/8,10) Joy Julks (bass -9) Idris Muhammad (drums -1,2,6/8,10) Randy Merritt (drums -9) Phil Ford (tabla -5) Babatunde Lea (shekere, congas -9) Dee Dee Dickerson, Bobby McFerrin, Vicki Randle, Ngoh Spencer (vocals -6,9) Claudette Allen (vocals -9)
San Francisco, CA, 1980
1.Greetings To Idris
2.Doktor Pitt
3.Kazuko (Peace Child)
4.After The Rain
5.Soledad
6.You've Got To Have Freedom
7.Yamenja
8.Easy To Remember
9.Think About One
10.Bedria
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22016-2.

1981

Pharoah Sanders - Live  (Theresa TR 116)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, vocals) John Hicks (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
"Maiden Voyage", Los Angeles, CA, April 16-19, 1981
You've Got To Have Freedom
Easy To Remember
same personnel
"Kuumbwa Jazz Center", Santa Cruz, CA, April 20, 1981
Blues For Santa Cruz
Pharomba
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22223-2.

Pharoah Sanders - Live  (Evidence ECD 22223-2)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, vocals) John Hicks (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums): same personnel
"Great American Music Hall", San Francisco, CA, April 12, 1981
Doktor Pitt
** reissue of Theresa TR 116 + 1 bonus track.

Pharoah Sanders - Rejoice  (Theresa TR 112/113)

Danny Moore (trumpet -4/7) Steve Turre (trombone -4/7) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, bells -1, tenor sax, vocals -2,3, tenor sax -4/9) Lois Colin (harp -7,8) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes -1,4,6,7) John Hicks (piano -4/7) Joe Bonner (piano -1,8,9, piano, vocals -2,3) Peter Fujii (guitar, vocals -2,3) Art Davis (bass -1,4/7) Jorge Pomar (bass, vocals -2,3) Elvin Jones (drums -1) Billy Higgins (drums -4/7) Big Black (congas, vocals -2,3) Babatunde Lea (a go-go bells -1, drums, shekere, vocals -2,3) Flame Braithwaite, Bobby London, Sakinah Muhammad, Carroll Wilson Scott, Yvette S. Vanterpool (vocals -4,7) George V. Johnson Jr. (vocals -6) B. Kazuko Ishida (voice -1) William S. Fischer (vocal arranger -4,7)
NYC & San Francisco, CA, 1981
1.Rejoice
2.Highlife
3.Nigerian Juju Highlife
4.Origin
5.When Lights Are Low
6.Moments Notice
7.Centaral Park West
8.Ntjilo Ntjilo / Bird Song
9.Farah
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22020-2.

Pharoah Sanders - Shukuru  (Theresa TR 121)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, voice) William Henderson (keyboards) Ray Drummond (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Leon Thomas (vocals -3,4)
Berkeley, CA, 1981
1.Shukuru
2.Body And Soul
3.Mas In Brooklyn (Highlife)
4.Sun Song
5.Too Young To Go Steady
6.Jitu
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22022-2.

Pharoah Sanders - Shukuru  (Evidence ECD 22022-2)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, voice) William Henderson (keyboards) Ray Drummond (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
Berkeley, CA, 1981
For Big George
** reissue of Theresa TR 121 + 1 bonus track.

1982

Pharoah Sanders - Heart Is A Melody  (Theresa TR 118)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax -1/3, tenor sax, vocals -4) William Henderson (piano) John Heard (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Paul Arslanian (bells, whistle -4) Andy Bey, Flame Braithwaite, Cort Cheek, Janie Cook, Mira Hadar, Deborah McGriff, Jes Muir, Kris Wyn (vocals -3) William Fischer (arranger, director -3)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, January 23, 1982
1.Ole
2.On A Misty Night
3.Heart Is A Melody Of Time (Hiroko's Song)
4.Goin' To Africa (Highlife)
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22063-2.

Pharoah Sanders - Heart Is A Melody  (Evidence ECD 22063-2)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) John Heard (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, January 23, 1982
Naima
Rise 'N' Shine
** reissue of Theresa TR 118 + 2 bonus tracks.

Elvin Jones=McCoy Tyner Quintet - Love & Peace  (Trio (J) PAP-25023)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jean-Paul Bourelly (electric guitar) Richard Davis (contrabass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 13 & 14, 1982
Little Rock's Blues
Hip Jones
Korina
For Tomorrow
Sweet And Lovely
Origin
** also issued on BlackHawk BKH 521 entitled "Elvin Jones/McCoy Tyner Quintet - Reunited".

1983

Benny Golson, Pharoah Sanders, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette - This Is For You, John  (Baystate (J) RJL-8092)

Benny Golson, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Vanguard Studios, NYC, December 20 & 21, 1983
Jam The Avenue
Greensleeves
Origin
A Change Of Heart
Times Past (This Is For You, John)
Page 12
Vilia
** also issued on Timeless (Du) SJP 235, CD SJP 235.

1987

Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, Curtis Lundy, Idris Muhammed - Africa  (Timeless (Du) SJP 253)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) John Hicks (piano) Curtis Lundy (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands, March 11, 1987
You've Got To Have Freedom
Naima
Origin
Speak Low
After The Morning
Africa
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 253.

Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, Curtis Lundy, Idris Muhammed - Africa  (Timeless (Du) CD SJP 253)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) John Hicks (piano) Curtis Lundy (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums): same session
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands, March 11, 1987
Heart To Heart
Duo
** reissue of Timeless (Du) SJP 253 + 2 bonus tracks.

Pharoah Sanders - Oh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong  (Dr. Jazz FW 40952)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) Donald Smith (electric piano) Tarik Shah (bass) Greg Bandy (drums) Leon Thomas (vocals -1,4,6)
NYC, July 13, 1987
1.Oh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong
2.Equinox
3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams
4.If It Wasn't For A Woman
5.Clear Out Of This World
6.Next Time You See Me

Pharoah Sanders - A Prayer Before Dawn  (Theresa TR 127)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) John Hicks (piano -7) William Henderson (piano, synthesizer) Lynn Taussig (sarod, chandrasarang -5) Alving Queen (drums -5) Brian McLaughlin (tabla -5)
San Francisco, CA, September, 1987
1.The Light At The Edge Of The World
2.Dedication To James W. Clark
3.Softly For Shyla
4.The Greatest Love Of All
5.Midnight At Yoshi's
6.Living Space
7.After The Rain
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22047-2.

Pharoah Sanders - A Prayer Before Dawn  (Evidence ECD 22047-2)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) William Henderson (piano, synthesizer)
San Francisco, CA, September, 1987
In Your Own Sweet Way
Christmas Song
** reissue of Theresa TR 127 + 2 bonus tracks.

1989

Pharoah Sanders - Moon Child  (Timeless (Du) SJP 326)

Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) Stafford James (bass) Eddie Moore (drums) Cheikh Tidlane Fale (pec)
Paris, France, October 12 & 13, 1989
Moon Child
Moon Rays
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
All Or Nothing At All
Soon
Moniebah
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 326.

1990 (age 50)

Pharoah Sanders - Welcome To Love  (Timeless (Du) CD SJP 358)

Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) Stafford James (bass) Eccleston W. Wainwright Jr. (drums)
Yerres, France, July 17, 18 & 19, 1990
My One And Only Love
Say It (Over And Over Again)
You Don't Know What Love Is
I Want To Talk About You
Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
The Nearness Of You
Moonlight In Vermont

Pharoah Sanders - Welcome To Love  (Evidence ECD 22137-2)

Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) Stafford James (bass) Eccleston W. Wainwright Jr. (drums): same session
Yerres, France, July 17, 18 & 19, 1990
Soul Eyes
Lament
The Bird Song

1991

Randy Weston - The Spirits Of Our Ancestors  (Antilles 314 511 896-2)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Benny Powell (trombone) Billy Harper, Dewey Redman, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Randy Weston (piano) Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Big Black, Azzedin Weston (percussion)
BMG Studios, NYC, May 20, 21 & 22, 1991
African Cookbook
Pharoah Sanders (gaita) Randy Weston (piano) Yassir Chadly (genbri, karkabas, handclaps, vocals) Alex Blake, Jamil Nasser (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Big Black (percussion)
Blue Moses
** also issued on Verve (F) 511 857-2.

Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages  (Axiom 422-848 957-2)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax) Sonny Sharrock (electric guitar) Charnett Moffett (acoustic bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Sorcerer Sound, NYC;
Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, NY, released August 6, 1991
Promises Kept
Who Does She Hope To Be?
Little Rock
As We Used To Sing
Many Mansions
Once Upon A Time

1992

New York Unit - Over The Rainbow  (Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-136)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) John Hicks (piano) Richard Davis (bass -1/4) Tatsuya Nakamura (drums -1/4)
Sear Sound, NYC, June 15, 1992
1.Greensleeves
2.Naima
3.Summertime
4.Mara
5.Over The Rainbow
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22107-2 entitled "Naima".

Pharoah Sanders Quartet - Crescent With Love  (Venus (J) TKCV-79001)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Sherman Ferguson (drums)
Sear Sound, NYC, October 19 & 20, 1992
Lonnie's Lament
Softly For Shyla
Wise One
Naima
Crescent
After The Rain
same session
Too Young To Go Steady
Feelin' Good
Light At The Edge Of The World
Body And Soul
Misty
In A Sentimental Mood

1995

Pharoah Sanders - Message From Home  (Verve 314 529 578-2)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, flute, bells, bowls, vocals) Michael White (violin) William Henderson (piano, electric piano, vocals) Bernie Worrell (keyboards, vocals) Jeff Bova (programs, keyboards) Jali Foday Musa Suso (kora, dousongonni, vocals) Dominic Kanza (guitar) Charnett Moffett (bass) Steve Neil (bass, electric bass) Hamid Hank Drake (drums, tabla, frame drums, vocals) Aiyb Dieng (chatan, congas, bells, gongs, vocals) Fanta Mangasuba, Fatoumata Sako, Mariama Suso, Salie Suso (backing vocals)
Brooklyn, NY, 1995
Our Roots (Began In Africa)
Nozipho
Tomoki
Ocean Song
Kumba
Country Mile

1998

Pharoah Sanders, Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph - Spirits  (Mah/Meta Records 004)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, wood flute, hindehoo, vocals) Hamid Drake (traps drums, der, tabla, frame drums, vocals) Adam Rudolph (handumset, udu drums, thumb piano, talking drum, bendir, bamboo flute, overtone singing, gong, percussion)
live in concert, 1998
Sunrise
Morning In Soweto
The Thousand Petalled Lotus
I And Thou
Uma Lake
Ancient People
Calling To The Lumiinous Beguins
Roundhouse
Molimo
Sunset

Pharoah Sanders - Save Our Children  (Verve 314 557 297-2)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, double reed, bells, voice) William Henderson (piano, harmonium) Tony Cedras (harmonium) Bernie Worrell (organ, electric piano, synthesizer) Jeff Bova (synthesizer, programs) Alex Blake (bass) Trilok Gurtu (drums, tabla, percussion) Abdou Mboup (talking drum, voice) Zakir Hussain (tabla, wooden box, mbira, voice) Abiodun Oyewole (voice)
1998
Save Our Children
Midnight In Berkeley Square
Jewels Of Love
Kazuko
The Ancient Sounds
Far-Off Sand

2003 (age 63)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet - The Creator Has A Master Plan  (Venus (J) TKCV-35321)

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) Ira Coleman (bass) Joe Farnsworth (drums)
Wonder Station, Tokyo, Japan, April 23, 2003
I Want To Talk About You
Moon Rays
Tokyo Blues
Greatest Love Of All
The Creator Has A Master Plan
Welcome
Tina
It's Easy To Remember
** also issued on Venus (J) VHCD-78245.

Pharoah Sanders - With A Heartbeat  (Gravity Limited EVL 2015-2)

Graham Haynes (cornet, electronics) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, flute) Jeff Bova (keyboards) Nicky Skopelitis (guitar, electric sitar) Bill Laswell (electric bass, flute, keyboards, arranger) Trilok Gurtu (tabla, voice) Dr. Jean-Louis Zink (heatbeats)
2003
Across Time
Morning Tala
Alankara (Beats Of The Heart)
Gamaka

2006

Kenny Garrett - Beyond The Wall  (Nonesuch 7559-79933-2)

Kenny Garrett (alto sax) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Robert Hurst III (bass) Brian Blade (drums) with Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Ruggerio Boccato (percussion)
Right Track Recording, NYC, February 19-21, 2006
Calling
same session
Beyond The Wall
Kenny Garrett (alto sax) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Robert Hurst III (bass) Brian Blade (drums) with Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Ruggerio Boccato (percussion) Nedelka Echols (vocals)
Qing Wen
same session
Realization (Marching Towards The Light)
add with Dawn Caveness, Arlene Lewis, Genea Martin, Geovanti Steward, Kevin Wheatley (vocals)
Kiss To The Skies
Kenny Garrett (alto sax) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Robert Hurst III (bass) Brian Blade (drums) with Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Ruggerio Boccato (percussion)
Now
add with Dawn Caveness, Nedelka Echols, Arlene Lewis, Genea Martin, Geovanti Steward, Kevin Wheatley (vocals)
Gwoka

2008

Kenny Garrett - Sketches Of MD - Live At The Iridium Featuring Pharoah Sanders  (Mack Avenue MAC1042)

Kenny Garrett (alto sax, bass clarinet, organ, synthesizer) Benito Gonzalez (piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer) Nat Reeves (bass) Jamire Williams (drums) featuring Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, vocals)
"The Iridium", Broadway, NY, released September 22, 2008
The Ring
Intro To Africa
Sketches Of MD
Wayne's Thang
Happy People

Others

Terry Callier - TimePeace  (Verve 314 537 317-2)

Larry Bowen (trumpet) Gary Plummley, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Howard Levy (harmonica) Mark Edwards, Mike Kocour (piano, organ) Terry Callier (acoustic guitar, vocals) Ernie Denoy, John McLean, John Moulder, Jim Mullen, Dave Onderdonk (guitar) Dave Barnard (bass guitar) Eric Hochberg (bass guitar, bass violin) Alfredo Alias, Hank Guaglione, Morris Jennings, Dave Trigwell, Paul Wertico (drums) Boscoe D'Olivera (percussion) Pennington McGee (percussion, vocals) Veronica Cowper, Toni Moore, Suzanne Palmer (vocals)
released September, 1999
Ride Suite Ride (Intro)
Lazarus Man
Keep Your Heart Right
Aka New York Al
Traitor To The Race
C'est La Vie
Java Sparrow
Coyote Moon
People Get Ready / Brotherly Love
Love Theme From Spartacus
No More Blues
Time Peace / No One Has To Tell You / Build A World Of Love