Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Learn more Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 27 March 2011
I've always admired the playing of Pharoah Sanders but often felt somewhat disappointed by a number of his Impulse recordings from the years after his tenure with Coltrane. Compositionwise they didn't always have a lot of appeal for me. 'Africa' however, recorded in 1987, is one of my absolute favourites. Sanders is accompanied by the great Idris Muhammad on drums, John Hicks on piano and Curtis Lundy on bass. Five of the eight compositions are by Sanders, one is by pianist John Hicks, one is a tribute to Trane ('Naima') and one is a beautiful standard ('Speak Low').

Sanders' playing throughout is superb, shifting between wildly frenetic (those screeching overtones that became his trademark in the sixties! I love it!) and highly intimate and warm. The four musicians cooperate beautifully. The whole cd exudes energy and joy. On the last tune ('Duo') Hicks and Lundy are absent, leaving sax and drums to improvise like Coltrane did with Rashied Ali on the magnificent 1967 album 'Interstellar Space'. Definitely one of Pharoah's very finest recordings.
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

5.0 out of 5 stars