Pharoah Sanders

Journey to the One (2 Lps) (TR 108/109)

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Journey to the One (2 Lps)

Pharoah Sanders

Theresa

TR 108/109

LPS 115807

TR 108/109

JAZZ

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Journey to the One (2 Lps)

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LP 20,65 €

2XLP SET

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

This double LP contains all ten of Pharoah Sanders' performances from the Journey to One sessions. As usual, Sanders shifts between spiritual peace and violent outbursts in his tenor solos. The backup group changes from track to track but often includes pianist John Hicks, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Idris Muhammad. Sanders really recalls his former boss John Coltrane on "After the Rain" (taken as a duet with pianist Joe Bonner) and a romantic "Easy to Remember." Other high points include "You've Got to Have Freedom" (which has Bobby McFerrin as one of the background singers) and the exotic "Kazuko," on which Sanders is accompanied by kato, harmonium, and wind chimes.

TRACKS & PERSONNEL:

  • LP ONE
  • A1. GREETINGS TO IDRIS
  • Bass – Ray Drummond
  • Drums – Idris Muhammad
  • Guitar – Carl Lockett
  • Piano – John Hicks
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • A2. DOKTOR PITT
  • Bass – Ray Drummond
  • Drums – Idris Muhammad
  • Flugelhorn – Eddie Henderson
  • Piano – John Hicks
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • _______________________________
  • B1. KAZUKO (Peace Child)
  • Harmonium, Wind Chimes – Paul Arslanian
  • Koto – Yoko Ito Gates
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • B2. AFTER THE RAIN
  • Piano – Joe Bonner
  • Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane
  • Piano – Joe Bonner
  • B3. SOLEDAD
  • Harmonium – Bedria Sanders
  • Sitar – James Pomerantz
  • Tabla – Phil Ford
  • Tambura, Written-By, Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • _______________________________
  • LP TWO
  • C1. YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE FREEDOM
  • Bass – Ray Drummond
  • Drums – Idris Muhammad
  • Flugelhorn – Eddie Henderson
  • Piano – John Hicks
  • Vocals – Bobby McFerrin, Donna (Dee Dee) Dickerson*, Ngoh Spencer, Vicki Randle
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • C2. YEMENJA
  • Bass – Ray Drummond
  • Drums – Idris Muhammad
  • Guitar – Carl Lockett
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • Piano – John Hicks
  • C3. EASY TO REMEMBER
  • Bass – Ray Drummond
  • Drums – Idris Muhammad
  • Piano – John Hicks
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • D1. THINK ABOUT THE ONE
  • Bass – Joy Julks
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders
  • Drums – Randy Merritt
  • Electric Piano, Piano [Acoustic] – Joe Bonner
  • Guitar – Carl Lockett
  • Lead Vocals – Claudette Allen
  • Shekere, Congas – Babatunde
  • Synthesizer [Oberheim] – Mark Isham
  • Vocals – Bobby McFerrin, Donna (Dee Dee) Dickerson, Ngoh Spencer, Vicki Randle
  • D2. BEDRIA
  • Bass – Ray Drummond
  • Drums – Idris Muhammad
  • Guitar – Chris Hayes
  • Piano – John Hicks
  • Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders