March 24, 2020
Celestial jazz meditations.
Following the release of Pharoah Sanders’ Journey To The One LP in 1980, he performed a special live session in Northern California two years later.
Featuring Paul Arslanian joining Sanders on the harmonium, ‘Kazuko’ was recorded in an abandoned tunnel in Marin Headlands, north of San Francisco.
The footage is taken from Mark B. Allen’s 2007 film Pharoah Sanders Live In San Francisco!, which compiles concerts recorded in 1981 and 1982, alongside an interview with jazz journalist Herb Wong.
Journey To The One followed follows Sanders’ departure from Impulse! records, which lead him to settle with Theresa Records until 1987, where he went on to release albums including Rejoice (1981), and Africa (1987).
Watch the performance above.