75 Years Ago Today- Sax Legend Pharoah Sanders Is Born (Watch Live at Great American Music Hall SF ’85)

75 years ago today (10/13/40), jazz saxophonist and holder of one of the coolest names ever – Pharoah Sanders – was born. Emerging from Coltrane’s groups of the mid-1960s, Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of “sheets of sound.” The late Ornette Coleman once described Sanders as “probably the best tenor player in the world. Watch Sanders’ performance at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall in 1985.

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