- pharoah sanders: in the beginning
(2012, 4cd, usa, esp)
The fabulous ESP record label has uncovered and released some of the first recordings of Pharoah Sanders. This 4CD box set includes recordings from sessions with Don Cherry and with Paul Bley, material that Pharoah recorded with his own quintet, and two fabulous concerts in which Pharoah performed with Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra.
As a bonus, "In The Beginning" also includes interview fragments with Pharoah Sanders and with Sun Ra.
Alongside the recordings & the interviews comes a very informative text written by Russ Musto.
I just love these kind of releases: fabulous music, placed in a historical context, in a great package.