Sun Ra - Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

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“To understand the significance of the word ‘featuring’ on Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Black Harold, consider how infrequently Sun Ra used it and the exact way it had been used.
“The October Revolution in Jazz, organized by Bill Dixon in the West Village in 1964, presented a vivid cross section of approaches to the new music, including a sextet led by Ra. For the October Revolution’s continuation, titled Four Days in December, held at nearby Judson Hall on the last days of 1964, the Arkestra performance presented Pharoah Sanders as well as a flautist (who was and remained obscure thereafter) named Harold Murray, nicknamed Black Harold.
“It wasn’t until long after Sanders had achieved worldwide acclaim with John Coltrane that Ra and manager Alton Abraham decided to issue the music they’d recorded at Judson Hall. After its first release in plain or hand-decorated covers in 1976, Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Black Harold remained an exceptionally rare item in the El Saturn discography, known to a few lucky collectors.
“We’re lucky to have this glimpse of what Sanders sounded like in such a different context, galvanizing the large group and in turn being inspired to make his first significant contribution on record.”-John Corbett

Reissue of some very obscure material, as well as 45 minutes of previously unheard material, all of which features Pharoah subbing for the missing John Gilmore!

"In 1964, Sun Ra asked the young tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders to join him, while Arkestra mainstay John Gilmore was busy working with Paul Bley, Andrew Hill, and Art Blakey. Before the recording's original release in 1976, Sun Ra stated: "It should be very interesting to the world to show what the pre-Coltrane Pharoah Sanders was like." Also appearing on "Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold" is the little-heard flautist, Black Harold (Harold Murray), who takes the lead on the track "The Voice of Pan," continuing into "Dawn over Israel." Bassist Alan Silva also does some fine bass work on the release. "Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold" is notable not only for its unique lineup, but also for the first known recording of the composition "The Shadow World," here titled "The World Shadow," which was featured on later Arkestra albums.
Sun Ra: keyboards
Art Jenkins: space vocals
Pharoah Sanders: tenor
Black Harold: flute & percussion
Marshall Allen: alto saxophone
Danny Davis: alto saxophone
Pat Patrick: baritone
Chris Capers: trumpet
Al Evans: trumpet, flugelhorn
Teddy Nance: trombone
Bernard Pettaway: bass trombone
Robert Cummings: bass clarinet
Alan Silva: bass
Clifford Jarvis: drums
  • LabelSuperior Viaduct
  • UPC855985006437
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