Released with Pharoah Sanders’ blessing, Luaka Bop now presents the definitive, remastered version of Pharoah, the trailblazing saxophonist’s seminal record from 1977.
Misunderstood upon its release, the album has long been a holy grail and has been bootlegged for years. Featuring two previously unreleased live performances of his masterpiece Harvest Time, and accompanied by a 24-page treasure trove of rarely seen photographs, archival materials, interviews, and a conversation with Pharoah himself, Luaka Bop's box set reveals a chapter of Pharoah Sanders’ life and music like it has never been heard before.
The Harvest Time Project is an ever-evolving concert which will happen around the world, featuring a selection of different musical ensembles who will come together in different iterations to reinterpret Harvest Time. Each performance will diverge from the others as much as Pharoah’s own wildly different live performances.
The premiere of The Harvest Time Project on Sunday 12 November at Le Guess Who? 2023 will feature Irreversible Entanglements, Domenico Lancellotti, and special guest (and original Pharoah guitarist) Tisziji Muñoz, under the musical direction of Joshua Abrams (original member of The Roots).
Photography: Pharoah Sanders at Le Guess Who? 2017 by Tim van Veen