When Pharoah Sanders’ Love in Us All was released in 1974, it was already becoming clear that the artist was shifting away from the wilder experimentations of his earlier days. After leaving Impulse! and taking a three year hiatus from recording solo material, Pharoah would re-emerge in 1977 with an entirely new band and release one of his most seminal and beautifully emotive records. Pharoah also known as Harvest Time is a soft, lightly psychedelic, spiritual jazz masterpiece that seems to reflect on the beauty of life itself. The harmonium-backed, 20-minute long epic “Harvest Time” is the clear standout here but don’t miss out on “Love is Everywhere,” Pharoah’s take on R&B, which features beautifully raw vocals from the man himself.
– Phil Cho
Recommended – A1 Harvest Time, B1 Love Will Find A Way
Tags: Deep Listening / Holy Grail / Soul-jazz / Spiritual Jazz