LP
$43.00 USD

Recorded on September 10, 1964, prior to his well-known association with John Coltrane, this eponymous album (later renamed Pharoah's First) is the debut release of the iconic tenor saxophonist.

 "With one foot in mainstream jazz -- pianist Jane Getz had played with Charles Mingus -- and the other, tentatively at times, in the avant-garde, this is a fascinating glimpse of Sanders's style before he wielded the unremitting fierceness of his playing with Coltrane and the modal mysticism of his later solo albums on Impulse. Interestingly, in recent years he has deployed a more polished version of this sort of avant-flavored bop, bringing his career full circle and strongly suggesting that the hybrid heard here was not due to any failure of nerve on his debut but rather was the cornerstone of his conception.

 ESP-Disk' has issued this album under three different covers; for its 21st-century reissue on vinyl, we have chosen to use the second and most beautiful. It is augmented with liner notes by a current ESP-Disk' artist, tenor saxophonist Ras Moshe Burnett of The Red Microphone, who can be heard accompanying Amina Baraka on their eponymous 2017 release."

Tracklisting

  • Seven By Seven
  • Bethera
Chutes Too Narrow
$34.00 USD
Blue Banisters
$59.00 USD
Cryosleep
$48.00 USD
Harry Pussy
$27.00 USD
A Way Forward
$48.00 USD
Violence
$43.00 USD
The Bride Ship
$48.00 USD
Tommy
$48.00 USD
Sad Happy
$39.00 USD
The Soft Bounce
$48.00 USD
The Cribs
$43.00 USD
Shine
$37.00 USD
End Times
$43.00 USD
Red Mecca
$37.00 USD
American Head
$48.00 USD
Alvvays
$48.00 USD
Drum's Not Dead
$43.00 USD
Children of God
$43.00 USD
Hot Motion
$43.00 USD
Micro-Phonies
$48.00 USD
Sisterworld
$37.00 USD
Amen and Goodbye
$37.00 USD
Head Carrier
$43.00 USD
Antisocialites
$48.00 USD
Pre Pleasure
$43.00 USD
Liars
$37.00 USD