Pharoah Sanders

Black Unity (UCCI 9367)

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Black Unity

Pharoah Sanders

Impulse

4988031408872

GEN 164889

UCCI 9367

JAZZ

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CD 20,64 €

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A righteous cover, a righteous title, and a righteous little session that features one long song that spans the entire length of the album!

Black Unity may well be Pharoah Sanders' freest expression on record to date – but it's also still got all the hallmarks of his best moments on Impulse – especially the tighter rhythmic focus that always makes his work so compelling – and which has kept his legacy fresh for generations and generations of new jazz listeners!

The group here is wonderfully put together – with Joe Bonner, Carlos Garnett, Marvin Hannibal Peterson, Cecil McBee, Stanley Clarke, Norman Connors and Billy Hart – all with plenty of space to stretch out, open up, and really do their thing! In contrast to some of the totally free work coming out of the European scene during the same stretch – especially that by American players overseas – the album's a great reminder that rhythm in jazz is always a key component – as Pharoah finds a way to make things swing, even at unexpected moments!

PERSONNEL:

  • Joe Bonner – piano
  • Stanley Clarke – bass
  • Norman Connors – drums
  • Carlos Garnett – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Billy Hart – drums
  • Lawrence Killian – percussion, conga, balafon, talking drum
  • Cecil McBee – bass
  • Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson – trumpet
  • Pharoah Sanders – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, balafon

Recorded November 24th, 1971

TRACKS:

  • 01. Black Unity ......37:00 min