Pharoah Sanders Discography

1964 (age 24)

Pharoah Sanders Quintet

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

1965

Ornette Coleman Quartet With Joseph Tekula Band

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 1Columbia 66203
Chappaqua Suite, Part 2-
Chappaqua Suite, Part 3-
Chappaqua Suite, Part 4-
* Columbia 66203, (F) 62896/97   Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite

John Coltrane Orchestra

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 IImpulse! A-95, ASD-9228
90322-1Ascension, Edition I: Part IIImpulse! A-95
90321-2Ascension, Edition II: Part IImpulse! A-95 (later), AS-9223-2
90322-2Ascension, Edition II: Part IIImpulse! A-95 (later)
* Impulse! A-95, AS-95   John Coltrane - Ascension, Edition I
= Impulse! GRD-2-113   The Major Works Of John Coltrane
= Impulse! 314 543 413-2   John Coltrane - Ascension
* Impulse! ASD-9228   Various Artists - Impulse Energy Essentials
* Impulse! A-95 (later), AS-95 (later)   John Coltrane - Ascension, Edition II
= Impulse! GRD-2-113   The Major Works Of John Coltrane
= Impulse! 314 543 413-2   John Coltrane - Ascension
* Impulse! AS-9223-2   The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years, Vol. 2

John Coltrane Sextet

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
91198CosmosImpulse! AS-9202-2, AS-9267-2, ASH-9278-2
91199Out Of This World (Part One)Impulse! AS-9202-2
-Out Of This World (Part Two)-
Body And SoulImpulse! GRD-2-146
Tapestry In SoundImpulse! AS-9202-2
91200Evolution (Part One)-
-Evolution (Part Two)-
Afro-BlueImpulse! GRD-2-146
* Impulse! AS-9202-2   John Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders - Live In Seattle
= Impulse! GRD-2-146   John Coltrane - Live In Seattle
* Impulse! AS-9267-2   Various Artists - No Energy Crisis
* Impulse! ASH-9278-2   The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years, Vol. 3

John Coltrane Octet

John Coltrane (soprano, tenor sax, bass clarinet, percussion, bagpipes) Carlos Ward (alto sax) Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp (tenor sax, percussion) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali, Elvin Jones (drums)
"Village Gate", NYC, September, 1965
Afro Bluerejected
Out Of This World-

John Coltrane Septet

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 IImpulse! A-9140
90436Om, Part IIImpulse! A-9140, AS-9200-2
* Impulse! A-9140, AS-9140   John Coltrane - Om
= Impulse! GRD-2-113   The Major Works Of John Coltrane
* Impulse! AS-9200-2   The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years

John Coltrane Octet

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)Impulse! A-9106, AS-9200-2, GRD-2-113
90677SelflessnessImpulse! AS-9161, GRD-2-113, 314 543 412-2
* Impulse! A-9106, AS-9106, 314 543 412-2   John Coltrane - Kulu Se Mama
* Impulse! AS-9200-2   The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years
* Impulse! AS-9161   John Coltrane - Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things
* Impulse! GRD-2-113   The Major Works Of John Coltrane

John Coltrane Sextet

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 GhostImpulse! A-9110, AS-9223-2
-CompassionImpulse! A-9110
90414Love-
-Consequences-
-SerenityImpulse! A-9110, AS-9235-2, ASH-9283-2
* Impulse! A-9110, AS-9110, IMPD-199   John Coltrane - Meditations
* Impulse! AS-9223-2   The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years, Vol. 2
* Impulse! AS-9235-2   McCoy Tyner - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
* Impulse! ASH-9283-2   Elvin Jones - The Impulse Years

1966

John Coltrane Sextet

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
90986ManifestationColtrane Recording Corporation AU 4950; Impulse! AS-9223-2
90987Rev. King (Reverend King)Coltrane Recording Corporation AU 4950
Peace On EarthImpulse! IA-9360
LeoImpulse! unissued
* Coltrane Recording Corporation AU 4950; Coltrane Records CRS 5000; Impulse! A-9148, AS-9148   John Coltrane/Alice Coltrane - Cosmic Music
* Impulse! AS-9223-2   The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years, Vol. 2
* Impulse! IA-9360   The Mastery Of John Coltrane, Vol. III - Jupiter Variation

John Coltrane Sextet + Alice Coltrane Group

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, West Los Angeles, CA, April 16 & 17, 1972
Peace On Earth (overdubbed version)Impulse! AS-9225
Leo (overdubbed version)Impulse! AS-9225, ASD-9228
* Impulse! AS-9225   John Coltrane - Infinity
* Impulse! ASD-9228   Various Artists - Impulse Energy Essentials

John Coltrane Nonet

Donald Ayler (trumpet) John Coltrane (soprano, tenor sax, percussion) Carlos Ward (alto sax) Albert Ayler (tenor sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali, J.C. Moses (drums)
"Philharmonic Hall", Lincoln Center, NYC, February 19, 1966
Omprivate tape
My Favorite Things-

John Coltrane Quintet

Pharoah Sanders (flute, tenor sax, percussion) John Coltrane (tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 21, 1966
90536DarknessImpulse! unissued
90537Lead Us On-
90538Leo-
90539Peace On Earth-

John Coltrane Quintet

Pharoah Sanders (flute, tenor sax, percussion) John Coltrane (tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums): same personnel
"St. Gregory's School Hall", Brooklyn, NY, April 24, 1966
unknown titlesrejected

John Coltrane Quintet

Pharoah Sanders (flute, tenor sax, percussion) John Coltrane (tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 28, 1966
90540CallImpulse! unissued
90541Leo-

John Coltrane Sextet

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
90645NaimaImpulse! A-9124, AS-9200-2
Introduction To My Favorite ThingsImpulse! A-9124
90644My Favorite Things-
* Impulse! A-9124, AS-9124, IMPD-213   John Coltrane - Coltrane Live At The Village Vanguard Again!
* Impulse! AS-9200-2   The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years

John Coltrane Quintet

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)VideoArts Music (J) VAVJ-165
Peace On Earth-
Leo-
* VideoArts Music (J) VAVJ-165   The World According To John Coltrane

John Coltrane Quintet

John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
Magnolia Room, "Tokyo Prince Hotel", Tokyo, Japan, July 9, 1966
interviewrejected
unknown title-

John Coltrane Quintet

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 BlueImpulse! (J) YB-8508/10-AI, GRD-4-102
Peace On Earth-
Crescent-
John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (alto, tenor sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Hisato Aikura (announcer)
Spoken Introduction (In Japanese) By Hisato Aikura
Afro Blue, Part 1
Afro Blue, Part 2
Peace On Earth
Introduction To Crescent / Crescent, Part 1
Crescent, Part 2 / Short Closing Theme / Leo
Interview: John Coltrane
* Impulse! (J) YB-8508/10-AI   John Coltrane Quintet - Second Night In Tokyo
* Impulse! GRD-4-102   John Coltrane - Live In Japan

John Coltrane Quintet

John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (alto, tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
"Kobe Kokusai Kaikan", Kobe, Japan, July 17, 1966
announcementprivate tape
Naima-
My Favorite Things-
Leo-

John Coltrane Quintet

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)
"Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan", Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 1966
Peace On EarthImpulse! (J) IMR-9036C, AS-9246-2, GRD-4-102
LeoImpulse! (J) IMR-9036C, AS-9246-2, AS-9266-2, GRD-4-102
My Favorite ThingsImpulse! (J) IMR-9036C, GRD-4-102
John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (alto, tenor sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Hisato Aikura (announcer)
Peace On Earth
Introduction To My Favorite Things / My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things - Continued
Leo
Leo - Continued
(this face is unplayable)
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)
Spoken Introduction (In Japanese)
Introduction (Meditations) And Leo, Part One
Leo, Part Two
Peace On Earth, Part One
Peace On Earth, Part Two
Leo, Part Three
* Impulse! (J) IMR-9036C, (J) YB-8501/3-AI   John Coltrane - Coltrane In Japan
* Impulse! AS-9246-2   John Coltrane - Concert In Japan
* Impulse! AS-9266-2   Various Artists - Impulsively!
* Impulse! GRD-4-102   John Coltrane - Live In Japan

John Coltrane Quintet

John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (alto, tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
"Video Hall", Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 1966
Lullaby Of Birdlandrejected
unknown title-
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
unknown titles-

John Coltrane Quintet

John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (alto, tenor sax, percussion) Alice McLeod (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums): same personnel
"Video Hall", Tokyo, Japan, July 24, 1966
Now's The Timerejected
There Will Never Be Another You-
unknown titles-

John Coltrane Quintet

John Coltrane (soprano, alto, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums)
"Village Theatre", NYC, August 12, 1966
unknown titlesrejected

Don Cherry Septet

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 ImprovisersBlue Note BLP 4247
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-
* Blue Note BLP 4247, BST 84247, B1-28976   Don Cherry - Symphony For Improvisers
= Mosaic MQ3-145, MD2-145   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Don Cherry

Don Cherry Quartet

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 BombBlue Note BST 84311
1784 tk.14Unite-
1785 tk.15The Thing-
1786 tk.16Awake Nu-
1787 tk.17Taste Maker-
* Blue Note BST 84311   Don Cherry - Where Is Brooklyn?
= Mosaic MQ3-145, MD2-145   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Don Cherry

Pharoah Sanders Sextet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, alto sax, piccolo, vocals) Dave Burrell (piano) Sonny Sharrock (guitar) Henry Grimes (bass) Roger Blank (drums) Nat Bettis (percussion)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 15, 1966
90673Upper EgyptImpulse! AS-9229-2
-Upper Egypt And Lower EgyptImpulse! A-9138
90674Aum / Venus / Capricorn Rising-
90675Japan-
* Impulse! AS-9229-2   The Best Of Pharoah Sanders
* Impulse! A-9138, AS-9138, GRD-129   Pharoah Sanders - Tauhid

John Coltrane Tentet

John Salgato (trumpet) John Coltrane (soprano, tenor sax, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano) unknown (tambura) Jimmy Garrison, Lionel "Sonny" Johnson (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Omar Ali (congas) Algie DeWitt (bata drum)
"Village Theatre", NYC, December 26, 1966
unknown titleprivate tape
Hymn-
unknown title-
My Favorite Things-

1967

John Coltrane Quintet

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 BeImpulse! A-9120
* Impulse! A-9120, AS-9120, GRD-131   John Coltrane - Expression

Alice Coltrane Quartet

Pharoah Sanders (flute, bass clarinet, tenor sax) Alice Coltrane (piano, harp) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali, Ben Riley (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1967
AltruvistaImpulse! AS-9156
* Impulse! AS-9156, IMPD-267   Alice Coltrane - A Monastic Trio

John Coltrane Septet

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
IntroductionCohiba 697 124004-2; Impulse! 314 589 120-2
Ogunde (excerpt)-
My Favorite ThingsImpulse! 314 589 120-2
Tunjiprivate tape
A Love Supreme: Part I - Acknowledgement-
* Cohiba 697 124004-2   Various Artists - Sacred Sources I: Live Forever
* Impulse! 314 589 120-2   John Coltrane - The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording

John Coltrane Sextet

Pharoah Sanders (alto sax) John Coltrane (tenor sax) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Algie DeWitt (bata drum)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 17, 1967
90790None OtherImpulse! unissued
90791Kaleidoscope (mistitled as Collidoscope)-

1968

Pharoah Sanders Ensemble With Albert Ayler

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

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra

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 #9JCOA LP 1001/2
Communications #10-
PreviewJCOA LP 1001/2; ECM (G) ECM 1813
* JCOA LP 1001/2   The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
* ECM (G) ECM 1813   Michael Mantler - Review (1968-2000)

Gary Bartz Sextet

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 EarthMilestone MSP 9018, MCD-47077-2
* Milestone MSP 9018   Gary Bartz - Another Earth
* Milestone MCD-47077-2   Gary Bartz - Libra/Another Earth

Gary Bartz Quintet

Gary Bartz (alto sax) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Stanley Cowell (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Freddie Waits (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1968
Dark NebulaMilestone MSP 9018, MCD-47077-2
UFO-
Lost In The Stars-
Perihelion And Aphelion-
* Milestone MSP 9018   Gary Bartz - Another Earth
* Milestone MCD-47077-2   Gary Bartz - Libra/Another Earth

Alice Coltrane Quartet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, flute) Alice Coltrane (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
The Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, NY, June 29, 1968
Lord, Help Me To BeColtrane Recording Corporation AU 4950; Impulse! IMPD-267
The SunColtrane Recording Corporation AU 4950; Impulse! AS-9232-2, IMPD-267
OhnedaruthImpulse! AS-9156
* Coltrane Recording Corporation AU 4950; Coltrane Records CRS 5000; Impulse! A-9148, AS-9148   John Coltrane/Alice Coltrane - Cosmic Music
* Impulse! AS-9232-2   Alice Coltrane - Reflection On Creation And Space
* Impulse! AS-9156, IMPD-267   Alice Coltrane - A Monastic Trio

1969

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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
Shabazzunissued
Prince Of PeaceStrata-East SES-19733
Balance-
Izipho Zam-
* Strata-East SES-19733   Pharoah Sanders - Izipho Zam (My Gifts)

Pharoah Sanders Nonet

Julius Watkins (French horn) James Spaulding (flute) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano) Richard Davis, Reggie Workman (bass) Billy Hart (drums) Nat Bettis (percussion) Leon Thomas (percussion, vocals)
NYC, February 14, 1969
The Creator Has A Master Plan, Part 1Impulse! AS-9181, AS-9229-2
The Creator Has A Master Plan, Part 2-
* Impulse! AS-9181, IMPD-153   Pharoah Sanders - Karma
* Impulse! AS-9229-2   The Best Of Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders Septet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano) Ron Carter, Reggie Workman (bass) Freddie Waits (drums) Leon Thomas (percussion, vocals)
NYC, February 19, 1969
ColorsImpulse! AS-9181, AS-9229-2
* Impulse! AS-9181, IMPD-153   Pharoah Sanders - Karma
* Impulse! AS-9229-2   The Best Of Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, contrabass clarinet, reed flute, African thumb piano, orchestral chimes, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, African flute, African thumb piano, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass, percussion) Richard Davis (bass, percussion -2,3) Roy Haynes (drums -1) Idris Muhammad (drums, percussion) Leon Thomas (percussion, vocals)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, October 20, 1969
1.Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-AllahImpulse! AS-9190, AS-9229-2
2.Sun In Aquarius, Part 1Impulse! AS-9190
3.Sun In Aquarius, Part 2-
* Impulse! AS-9190, IMPD-247   Pharoah Sanders - Jewels Of Thought
* Impulse! AS-9229-2   The Best Of Pharoah Sanders

1970 (age 30)

Alice Coltrane Quartet +

Joe Henderson, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, alto flute) Alice Coltrane (piano, organ, harp) Ron Carter (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Chuck Stewart (bells, photographer)
The Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, NY, January 26, 1970
91141Blue NileImpulse! AS-9196, AS-9232-2
91142MantraImpulse! AS-9196
91143Turiya And Ramakrishna-
91144Ptah, The El Daoud-
* Impulse! AS-9196, IMPD-201   Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
* Impulse! AS-9232-2   Alice Coltrane - Reflection On Creation And Space

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Woody Shaw (trumpet, yodeling, maracas, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, cow horn, bells, tritone whistle, cowbell, wood flute, thumb piano, percussion) Gary Bartz (alto sax, bells, cowbell, shakers, percussion) Nathaniel Bettis (balafon, yodeling, African percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, cowbell, thumb piano, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums) Anthony Wiles (congas, African percussion)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, July 1, 1970
Summun, Bukmun, UmyunImpulse! AS-9199
Let Us Go Into The House Of The LordImpulse! AS-9199, AS-9229-2
* Impulse! AS-9199, IMPD-265   Pharoah Sanders - Summun, Bukmun, Umyun (Deaf, Dumb, Blind)
* Impulse! AS-9229-2   The Best Of Pharoah Sanders

Alice Coltrane Quintet

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 OsirisImpulse! AS-9203
* Impulse! AS-9203, IMPD-228   Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda

Alice Coltrane Sextet

Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (piano, harp) Tulsi (tambura) Cecil McBee (bass) Rashied Ali (drums) Majid Shabazz (bells, tambourine)
The Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, NY, November 8, 1970
Journey In SatchidanandaImpulse! AS-9203, AS-9232-2
Shiva-LokaImpulse! AS-9203
Stopover Bombay-
Something About John Coltrane-
* Impulse! AS-9203, IMPD-228   Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
* Impulse! AS-9232-2   Alice Coltrane - Reflection On Creation And Space

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, bells, percussion) Michael White (violin, percussion) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, electric piano, claves, percussion) Cecil McBee (bass, finger cymbals, percussion) Clifford Jarvis (drums, maracas, bells, percussion) James Jordan (ring cymbals -3)
The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA, November 25, 1970
1.Astral TravelingImpulse! AS-9206
2.Red, Black And GreenImpulse! AS-9206, AS-9267-2
3.ThembiImpulse! AS-9206, AS-9229-2
4.LoveImpulse! AS-9206, ASY-9284-3
* Impulse! AS-9206, IMPD-253   Pharoah Sanders - Thembi
* Impulse! AS-9267-2   Various Artists - No Energy Crisis
* Impulse! AS-9229-2   The Best Of Pharoah Sanders
* Impulse! ASY-9284-3   Various Artists - The Bass

1971

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, alto flute, koto, brass bells, balafon, maracas, cow horn, fifes) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano, ring cymbals, shouts, balafon) Cecil McBee (bass, bird effects) Roy Haynes (drums) Nat Bettis, Chief Bey, Majid Shabazz, Anthony Wiles (African percussion)
The Record Plant, NYC, January 12, 1971
Morning PrayerImpulse! AS-9206
Bailophone Dance-
* Impulse! AS-9206, IMPD-253   Pharoah Sanders - Thembi

Alice Coltrane Group

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, flute, percussion, fifes) Archie Shepp (tenor, soprano sax, percussion) Alice Coltrane (harp, piano, percussion) Kumar Kramer (harmonium) Tulsi (tambura) Jimmy Garrison, Cecil McBee (bass) Ed Blackwell, Clifford Jarvis (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, February 21, 1971
Journey In SatchidanandaImpulse! unissued
Shiva-Loka-
Africa-
Leo-

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Marvin Peterson (trumpet, percussion) Pharoah Sanders (soprano, tenor sax, balafon) Carlos Garnett (tenor sax, flute) Joe Bonner (piano) Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors, Billy Hart (drums) Lawrence Killian (congas, talking drum, balafon)
NYC, November 24, 1971
Black Unity, Part 1Impulse! AS-9219
Black Unity, Part 2Impulse! AS-9219, ASY-9284-3
* Impulse! AS-9219, IMPD-219   Pharoah Sanders - Black Unity
* Impulse! ASY-9284-3   Various Artists - The Bass

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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 WorldsImpulse! AS-9254
* Impulse! AS-9254   Pharoah Sanders - Village Of The Pharoahs

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Marvin Peterson (trumpet) Carlos Garnett (flute, voice) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Harold Vick (tenor sax, voice) Joe Bonner (piano, harmonium) Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors, William Hart (drums) Lawrence Killian (congas, bailophon)
"The East", NYC, 1971
Healing SongImpulse! AS-9227
Lumkili, Part 1-
Lumkili, Part 2-
Memories Of J.W. Coltrane-
* Impulse! AS-9227   Pharoah Sanders - Live At The East

1972

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Art Webb (flute) Pharoah Sanders (soprano sax, bells) Joe Bonner (piano) Stanley Clarke, Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors (drums)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, November 22, 1972
Memories Of Lee MorganImpulse! AS-9254
* Impulse! AS-9254   Pharoah Sanders - Village Of The Pharoahs

Pharoah Sanders' Group

James Branch (flute) Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax, flute) Joe Bonner (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors (drums) Lawrence Killian, Mtume, Badal Roy (percussion)
NYC?, 1972
High LifeImpulse! AS-9233
Love Is Everywhere-
Wisdom Through Music-
The Golden Lamp-
Selflessness-
* Impulse! AS-9233   Pharoah Sanders - Wisdom Through Music

Pharoah Sanders' Group

James Branch (flute) Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, flute) Joe Bonner (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Norman Connors (drums) Lawrence Killian, Mtume, Badal Roy (percussion)
1972-1973
Love Is EverywhereImpulse! ASD-9280
To John-
* Impulse! ASD-9280   Pharoah Sanders - Love In Us All

1973

Pharoah Sanders Septet

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-RereImpulse! AS-9261
The Gathering-
* Impulse! AS-9261   Pharoah Sanders - Elevation

Pharoah Sanders Septet

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
ElevationImpulse! AS-9261
Spiritual Blessing-
* Impulse! AS-9261   Pharoah Sanders - Elevation

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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)Impulse! AS-9261
* Impulse! AS-9261   Pharoah Sanders - Elevation

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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 1Impulse! AS-9254
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-
* Impulse! AS-9254   Pharoah Sanders - Village Of The Pharoahs

1976

Pharoah Sanders Quintet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion) Bedria Sanders (harmonium) Munoz (guitar) Steve Neil (bass) Lawrence Killian (percussion)
NYC, August & September, 1976
Harvest TimeIndia Navigation IN 1027
* India Navigation IN 1027   Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah
= India Navigation IN 1027xCD   Pharoah Sanders - Harvest Time

Pharoah Sanders Sextet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, percussion, vocals) Jiggs Chase (organ) Munoz (guitar) Steve Neil (bass) Greg Bandy (drums) Lawrence Killian (percussion)
NYC, August & September, 1976
Love Will Find A WayIndia Navigation IN 1027
Memories Of Edith Johnson-
* India Navigation IN 1027   Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah
= India Navigation IN 1027xCD   Pharoah Sanders - Harvest Time

1977

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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 WayArista AB 4161
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-
* Arista AB 4161   Pharoah Sanders - Love Will Find A Way

1978

Pharoah Sanders And Norman Connors

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
BabylonArista Novus AN 3021
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-
* Arista Novus AN 3021   Pharoah Sanders And Norman Connors - Beyond A Dream

Ed Kelly And Friend

Pharoah Sanders (tenor, soprano sax) Ed Kelly (piano) Peter Barshay (bass) Eddie Marshall (drums)
Bear West Studios, San Francisco, CA, December, 1978
PippinTheresa TR 106; Evidence ECD 22056-2
Answer Me, My Love-
You've Got To Have Freedom-
Sweet Georgia BrownTheresa TR 106
Rainbow SongTheresa TR 106; Evidence ECD 22056-2
Newborn-
You Send Me-
* Theresa TR 106   Ed Kelly And Friend
* Evidence ECD 22056-2   Ed Kelly And Pharoah Sanders

1980 (age 40)

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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 IdrisTheresa TR 108/109
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-
* Theresa TR 108/109; Evidence ECD 22016-2   Pharoah Sanders - Journey To The One

1981

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, vocals) John Hicks (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
"Great American Music Hall", San Francisco, CA, April 12, 1981
Doktor PittEvidence ECD 22223-2
* Evidence ECD 22223-2   Pharoah Sanders - Live

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, vocals) John Hicks (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums): same personnel
"Maiden Voyage", Los Angeles, CA, April 16-19, 1981
You've Got To Have FreedomTheresa TR 116
Easy To Remember-
* Theresa TR 116; Evidence ECD 22223-2   Pharoah Sanders - Live

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, vocals) John Hicks (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums): same personnel
"Kuumbwa Jazz Center", Santa Cruz, CA, April 20, 1981
Blues For Santa CruzTheresa TR 116
Pharomba-
* Theresa TR 116; Evidence ECD 22223-2   Pharoah Sanders - Live

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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.RejoiceTheresa TR 112/113
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-
* Theresa TR 112/113; Evidence ECD 22020-2   Pharoah Sanders - Rejoice

Pharoah Sanders Quartet With Leon Thomas

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax, voice) William Henderson (keyboards) Ray Drummond (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Leon Thomas (vocals -3,4)
Berkeley, CA, 1981
1.ShukuruTheresa TR 121
2.Body And Soul-
3.Mas In Brooklyn (Highlife)-
4.Sun Song-
5.Too Young To Go Steady-
6.Jitu-
7.For Big GeorgeEvidence ECD 22022-2
* Theresa TR 121; Evidence ECD 22022-2   Pharoah Sanders - Shukuru

1982

Pharoah Sanders' Group

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax -1/3,5,6, 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.OleTheresa TR 118
2.On A Misty Night-
3.Heart Is A Melody Of Time (Hiroko's Song)-
4.Goin' To Africa (Highlife)-
5.NaimaEvidence ECD 22063-2
6.Rise 'N' Shine-
* Theresa TR 118; Evidence ECD 22063-2   Pharoah Sanders - Heart Is A Melody

Elvin Jones - McCoy Tyner Quintet

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 BluesTrio (J) PAP-25023
Hip Jones-
Korina-
For Tomorrow-
Sweet And Lovely-
Origin-
* Trio (J) PAP-25023   Elvin Jones=McCoy Tyner Quintet - Love & Peace
= BlackHawk BKH 521   Elvin Jones/McCoy Tyner Quintet - Reunited

1983

Benny Golson And Pharoah Sanders With The All American Trio

Benny Golson, Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Vanguard Studios, NYC, December 20 & 21, 1983
Jam The AvenueBaystate (J) RJL-8092
Greensleeves-
Origin-
A Change Of Heart-
Times Past (This Is For You, John)-
Page 12-
Vilia-
* Baystate (J) RJL-8092; Timeless (Du) SJP 235, CD SJP 235   Benny Golson/Pharoah Sanders/Cedar Walton/Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette - This Is For You, John

1987

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

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 FreedomTimeless (Du) SJP 253
Naima-
Origin-
Speak Low-
After The Morning-
Africa-
Heart To HeartTimeless (Du) CD SJP 253
Duo-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 253, CD SJP 253   Pharoah Sanders/John Hicks/Curtis Lundy/Idris Muhammed - Africa

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

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

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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 WorldTheresa TR 127
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-
8.In Your Own Sweet WayEvidence ECD 22047-2
9.Christmas Song-
* Theresa TR 127; Evidence ECD 22047-2   Pharoah Sanders - A Prayer Before Dawn

1989

Pharoah Sanders Quintet

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 ChildTimeless (Du) SJP 326
Moon Rays-
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes-
All Or Nothing At All-
Soon-
Moniebah-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 326, CD SJP 326   Pharoah Sanders - Moon Child

1990 (age 50)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

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 LoveTimeless (Du) CD SJP 358; Evidence ECD 22137-2
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 VermontTimeless (Du) CD SJP 358
Soul EyesEvidence ECD 22137-2
Lament-
The Bird Song-
* Timeless (Du) CD SJP 358   Pharoah Sanders - Welcome To Love
* Evidence ECD 22137-2   Pharoah Sanders - Welcome To Love

1991

Randy Weston Group

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 CookbookAntilles 314 511 896-2
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-
* Antilles 314 511 896-2; Verve (F) 511 857-2   Randy Weston - The Spirits Of Our Ancestors

Sonny Sharrock Quartet

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 KeptAxiom 422-848 957-2; Enemy EMY 156-2
Who Does She Hope To Be?Axiom 422-848 957-2
Little Rock-
As We Used To SingAxiom 422-848 957-2; Enemy EMY 156-2
Many MansionsAxiom 422-848 957-2
Once Upon A Time-
* Axiom 422-848 957-2   Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages
* Enemy EMY 156-2   Sonny Sharrock - Into Another Light

1992

New York Unit

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) John Hicks (piano) Richard Davis (bass -1/4) Tatsuya Nakamura (drums -1/4)
Sear Sound, NYC, June 15, 1992
1.GreensleevesPaddle Wheel (J) KICJ-136
2.Naima-
3.Summertime-
4.Mara-
5.Over The Rainbow-
* Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-136   New York Unit - Over The Rainbow
= Evidence ECD 22107-2   New York Unit - Naima

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) William Henderson (piano) Charles Fambrough (bass) Sherman Ferguson (drums)
Sear Sound, NYC, October 19 & 20, 1992
Lonnie's Lament
Misty
In A Sentimental Mood
Softly For Shyla
Wise One
Too Young To Go Steady
Body And Soul
Naima
Feelin' Good
Light At The Edge Of The World
Crescent
After The Rain
same session
Lonnie's LamentVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79039
Softly For ShylaVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79039, TKCV-35042
Wise OneVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79039
NaimaVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79039, TKCV-35061, TKCV-35310
CrescentVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79039
After The Rain-
same session
Too Young To Go SteadyVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79040, TKCV-35060
Feelin' GoodVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79040
Light At The Edge Of The World-
Body And Soul-
MistyVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79040, TKCV-35058
In A Sentimental MoodVenus (J) TKCV-79001, TKCV-79040, TKCV-35059
* Venus (J) TKCV-79001   Pharoah Sanders Quartet - Crescent With Love
* Venus (J) TKCV-79039, TKCV-35071, TKCV-35130, VHCD-78123   Pharoah Sanders Quartet - Crescent With Love
* Venus (J) TKCV-35042   Various Artists - Star Closed Lovers: Romantic Jazz Piano Solo
* Venus (J) TKCV-35061   Various Artists - Somewhere: Romantic Blue Ballad
* Venus (J) TKCV-35310   Various Artists - Very Best: Venus Records Horn Album Best Performances
* Venus (J) TKCV-79040, TKCV-35014, TKCV-35075, TKCV-35129, TKCV-35110 (2001), VHCD-78111   Pharoah Sanders Quartet - Ballads With Love
= Venus (J) VHCD-2050   Pharoah Sanders - Ballads With Love
* Venus (J) TKCV-35060   Various Artists - Parlez-Moi D'Amour: Romantic Jazz Ballad
* Venus (J) TKCV-35058   Various Artists - Night Lights: Midnight Jazz Ballad
* Venus (J) TKCV-35059   Various Artists - Mack The Knife: Twilight Jazz Ballad

1995

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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)Verve 314 529 578-2
Nozipho-
Tomoki-
Ocean Song-
Kumba-
Country Mile-
* Verve 314 529 578-2   Pharoah Sanders - Message From Home

1998

Pharoah Sanders, Adam Rudolph And Hamid Drake

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
SunriseMah/Meta Records 004
Morning In Soweto-
The Thousand Petalled Lotus-
I And Thou-
Uma Lake-
Ancient People-
Calling To The Lumiinous Beguins-
Roundhouse-
Molimo-
Sunset-
* Mah/Meta Records 004   Pharoah Sanders/Hamid Drake/Adam Rudolph - Spirits

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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 ChildrenVerve 314 557 297-2
Midnight In Berkeley Square-
Jewels Of Love-
Kazuko-
The Ancient Sounds-
Far-Off Sand-
* Verve 314 557 297-2   Pharoah Sanders - Save Our Children

2003 (age 63)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

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 YouVenus (J) TKCV-35321
Moon Rays-
Tokyo Blues-
Greatest Love Of AllVenus (J) TKCV-35321, TKCV-35404
The Creator Has A Master PlanVenus (J) TKCV-35321
Welcome-
Tina-
It's Easy To Remember-
* Venus (J) TKCV-35321, VHCD-78245   Pharoah Sanders Quartet - The Creator Has A Master Plan
* Venus (J) TKCV-35404   Various Artists - Ten Tenors, Ten Colors: Venus Great Tenor Sax Players 10

Pharoah Sanders' Group

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 TimeGravity Limited EVL 2015-2
Morning Tala-
Alankara (Beats Of The Heart)-
Gamaka-
* Gravity Limited EVL 2015-2   Pharoah Sanders - With A Heartbeat

2006

Kenny Garrett Quartet +

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
CallingNonesuch 7559-79933-2
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-
* Nonesuch 7559-79933-2   Kenny Garrett - Beyond The Wall

2008

Kenny Garrett Quintet Featuring Pharoah Sanders

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 RingMack Avenue MAC1042
Intro To Africa-
Sketches Of MD-
Wayne's Thang-
Happy People-
* Mack Avenue MAC1042   Kenny Garrett - Sketches Of MD: Live At The Iridium Featuring Pharoah Sanders

Others

Pharoah Sanders Interviews

Pharoah Sanders (interviewee)
unknown location, date
Bernard Stollman Meets Pharoah SandersESP-Disk' ESP 4008
Coming To New York-
Meeting Sun Ra-
Meeting John Coltrane-
Comments On Other Musicians-
Playing With Don Cherry-
The Scene-
Why The Music Changes-
* ESP-Disk' ESP 4008   Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah's First Quintet

Terry Callier

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