October 8, 2013 – 5:03 am

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Austria 2013 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Inntoene Festival, Diersbach, Austria; May 17, 2013. Very good radio broadcast (ORF @ Buchmannhof).

Oliver Weindling reviewing the Inntoene Festival 2013 at

The biggest star of the show was undeniably Pharaoh Sanders on Friday night… Sanders didn’t disappoint. He has been touring for the past three years in Europe with the same band - William Henderson on piano and one of London’s finest bass-drums combos, Oli Hayhurst and Gene Calderazzo (known in London of course for their work together with Julian Siegel and Zoe Rahman in particular). In a recent allaboutjazz interview, Sanders explains how drummers too often lack energy. That Calderazzo is holding done the drum chair with such aplomb is a tribute to him.

The unbelievable Howard Johnson sat in, as did vocalist Dwight Tribble. The spirit and spirituality of Sanders was maintained, but we didn’t hear enough of his spine-chilling playing. He sounds as incredible as ever. It felt special. We were close to Coltrane.

Thanks to ladyface57 for recording and sharing the tracks at Dime.

Picture by Manfred Werner, posted at wikipedia - Thanks!

radio broadcast > analog cable > CD > hard disc > Audacity > TLH [flac 8]

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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The track, Time Was, was shared as a single 27-min track. It’s been arbitrarily split here for easier access.

Time Was 27:08
Track 01. Time Was - Part A (16.5MB)
Track 02. Time Was - Part B (9.2MB)
Track 03. Time Was - Part C (11.3MB)
Track 04. Time Was - Part D (8.5MB)
Track 05. Naima 10:22 (17.4MB)
Track 06. You’ve Got To Have Freedom 14:26 (24.2MB)
Track 07. The Creator Has A Master Plan 7:51 (13.2MB)

Pharoah Sanders - tenor saxophone, vocals, announcements
William Henderson - piano
Oliver Hayhurst - bass
Gene Calderazzo - drums
Dwight Trible - vocals
Howard Johnson - tuba

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  1. 6 Responses to “PHAROAH SANDERS - AUSTRIA 2013”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Oct 8, 2013

  3. hey bigo, this sounds more jazz than his extreme avant stuff with trane. i’ll probably get it. most of my pharoah is on tape. two killer ones are tauhid which is arabic. it means the belief in one god. yeah, dave burrell and sonny sharrock are on it. another killer one is jewels of thought. leon thomas of santana fame sings on it and on the song japan on tauhid.

    i have a couple trane shows pharoah is on. oh yeah, another good pharoah is thembi. too heavy.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 8, 2013

  4. correction leon thomas is on jewels of thought.

    By Ed Saad on Oct 8, 2013

  5. I saw Pharoah at the Village Vanguard in NYC. He autographed an album for me. I glad to hear that he is still performing.

    By JamWel on Oct 12, 2013

  6. I saw he around ‘74 or ‘75.

    By JamWel on Oct 12, 2013

  7. My favorite sax player of all time!!! THANK YOU!!!

    By Paul on Oct 13, 2013

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