Pharoah Sanders

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Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is a United States jazz saxophonist.

Sanders was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, under the name Farrell Sanders. He began his professional career playing tenor saxophone in Oakland, California.

Sanders moved to New York City in 1962. He received his nickname "Pharoah" from Sun Ra, with whom Sanders performed. He came to prominence playing with John Coltrane's band starting in 1965.

Sanders has collaborated with Bill Laswell, Jah Wobble and others. In 1994 he traveled to Morocco to record with master Gnawa musician Maleem Mahmoud Ghania.

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