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Pharaoh Sanders Quartet

When:

Fri 24 Jun 2016, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Fri 24 Jun 2016, 10:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 25 Jun 2016, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Sat 25 Jun 2016, 10:00pm–11:00pm
Sun 26 Jun 2016, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Sun 26 Jun 2016, 10:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Bird's Basement, 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A Reserve 7:45pm Show: $75.00
  • B Reserve 7:45pm Show: $67.00
  • A Reserve 10:00pm Show: $44.00
  • B Reserve 10:00pm Show: $42.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: harveypr

Pharoah Sanders, originally Farrell Sanders from Little Rock, Arkansas, became well-known in the local jazz scene in Oakland, California, in the early 1960s. In the middle of the decade he moved to New York, where he worked with Sun Ra and other luminaries of the new jazz avant garde. He was asked by John Coltrane to join his group in 1965, and so became a part of Coltrane's most experimental unit. After Coltrane's death in 1967 he continued in musical collaboration with Coltrane's second wife, Alice.

Sanders is known for a distinctive sound, including a split reed technique. While primarily playing the tenor sax, he has also recorded playing the soprano sax, flutes, and percussion. He can coax unearthly sounds from the tenor saxophone, and, according to jazz legend, can cause a saxophone to continue to shriek for minutes after removing it from his mouth.Pharoah Sanders was asked by John Coltrane to join his group in 1965, and became a part of Coltrane's most experimental unit.

Sanders is known for a distinctive sound, including a split reed technique. While primarily playing the tenor sax, he has also recorded playing the soprano sax, flutes, and percussion. He can coax unearthly sounds from the tenor saxophone, and, according to jazz legend, can cause a saxophone to continue to shriek for minutes after removing it from his mouth.

His most well-known work is "The Creator Has A Master Plan," written with singer and frequent collaborator Leon Thomas.

Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) will be performing with William Henderson (piano), Nat Reeves (bass) and Joe Farnsworth (drums).

Doors open 6pm for 7:45pm show
Doors open 9:30pm for 10pm show
No 10pm show on Tuesday/Wednesday.