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Pharoah Sanders

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Birth Name: Farrell Sanders
Born: 1940/10/13
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres: Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz, World Fusion, Post Bop, Hard Bop

Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist. Ornette Coleman once described him as "probably the best tenor player in the world." Emerging from John Coltrane's groups of the mid-60s Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of "sheets of sound." Albert Ayler famously said "Trane was the Father, Pharoah was the Son, I am the Holy Ghost."

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