Pharoah Sanders records ‘Black Unity,’ an album for Impulse! (1971)

Pharoah Sanders‘ ‘Black Unity’ is a composition and an album rcorded on November 24, 1971 and released on December 8, 1971 by Impulse!.

Track Listing : Black Unity (Pharoah Sanders) – 37:21

Chuck Stewart

Musicians : Pharoah Sanders – Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Balafon . Joe Bonner – Piano . Stanley Clarke – Bass . Norman Connors – Drums . Carlos Garnett – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Billy Hart – Drums . Lawrence Killian – Percussion, Conga, Balafon, Talking Drum . Cecil Mcbee – Bass . Marvin “Hannibal” Peterson – Trumpet

Production : Produced By Lee Young Tony May – Engineer

Package : Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On November 24, 1971.

Released On December 8, 1971 By Impulse!.

(Source Pharoah Sanders – Black Unity | Official Website)


Biased opinion #3: 25 years after it was released, Black Unity is still the most prescient statement of cultural affirmation and solidarity that any musician (before or after) has ever transmuted to tape. Biased opinion #4: Black Unity is essential. […]

Here was Sanders as he saw himself in the mirror, a mass of contradictionsand the embodiments of the full fury and glory of music in one man. […]

finulanu @ RateYourMusic
A fascinating collective improvisation with a surprising sense of groove. You might think it’s amazing that a hardcore free jazz improvisation like this one could groove, but believe me, this one really does. […]


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