Pharoah Sanders – Heart Is a Melody (Full Album)

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Heart is a Melody is a live album led by saxophonist Pharoah Sanders recorded in 1982 and released on the Theresa label.

“This Evidence CD is a reissue of a Theresa LP, adding two songs (“Naima” and “Rise ‘n’ Shine”) to the original program. Pharoah Sanders is heard at his best on a 22-minute version of “Olé,” where the tenor really gets a chance to stretch out. His “vocal” on “Goin’ to Africa” is spirited, but otherwise most of his solos are very much in the tradition of John Coltrane. There are some fiery moments but few surprises on this date chiefly recommended to Sanders fans.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Olé” (John Coltrane) – 22:13
“On a Misty Night” (Tadd Dameron) – 7:00
“Heart Is a Melody of Time (Hiroko’s Song)” (William S. Fischer, Pharoah Sanders) – 7:32
“Goin’ to Africa (Highlife)” – 3:49
“Naima” (Coltrane) – 7:28 Bonus track on CD reissue
“Rise ‘n’ Shine” (Stephen Ballantine, Buddy DeSylva, Vincent Youmans) – 15:07 Bonus track on CD reissue

Pharoah Sanders – tenor saxophone, vocals
William Henderson – piano
John Heard – bass
Idris Muhammad – drums
Paul Arslanian – bells, whistle (track 4)
Andy Bey, Flame Braithwaite, Cort Cheek, Janie Cook, Mira Hadar, Deborah McGriff, Jes Muir, Kris Wyn – vocals (track 3)
William Fischer – vocal arranger and director (track 3)


Released: 1983
Recorded: January 23, 1982 at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
Length: 63:09
Label: Theresa TR 118
Producer: Pharoah Sanders