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VIDEO / DVD: Pharoah Sanders: Promises

Even when Pharoah Sanders plays up-tempo, he sounds as if he’s playing a ballad. That’s because the tenor saxophonist, known for his deeply spiritual approach, is always in a meditative state when creating. Sanders began playing jazz in 1961, when he moved to New York from Oakland, Calif. Born Farrell Sanders in Little Rock, Ark., he was urged in New York to use the name Pharoah instead of Ferrell by Sun Ra


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