Pharoah Sanders, jazz saxophonist, dies at age 81

“We are devastated to share that Pharoah Sanders has handed away,” Luaka Bop wrote on Twitter. “He died peacefully surrounded by loving household and mates in Los Angeles earlier this morning. Always and eternally probably the most lovely human being, could he relaxation in peace.”

In an e-mail to USA Prime Time, Sanders’ consultant, Anna Sala, confirmed the musician’s demise and known as it “an enormous loss for the music world.”

“His work influenced many generations of artists,” Sala mentioned.

Sanders’ wealthy discography consists of greater than 30 albums courting again to 1965, according to his website.
Born in Arkansas, the prolific musician collaborated with jazz legend John Coltrane all through the Nineteen Sixties. In 1988, Sanders earned a Grammy for greatest jazz instrumental efficiency, group for his work on “Blues for Coltrane — A Tribute to John Coltrane.”

His musical method was distinguished by his willingness to innovate and experiment with the saxophone and his transcendent fashion, typically known as “religious jazz.”

British digital producer Floating Points was amongst those that took to social media Saturday to recollect Sanders’ life on Saturday.

The artist, who collaborated with Sanders on a collaborative 2021 studio album known as “Promises,” shared a photograph of himself and Sanders on Twitter.

“My lovely buddy handed away this morning,” Floating Points wrote. “I’m so fortunate to have recognized this man, and we’re all blessed to have his artwork stick with us eternally. Thank you Pharoah.”

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