Pharoah Sanders Interview

Source: Pollstar.

In retrospect, it would seem jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders had a master plan, much like the title to one of his most famous compositions. The 78-year-old Grammy-winning musician and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters honor built his luminous legacy on the hard scrabble streets of 1960s New York City where no matter how difficult things got, he always had his horn nearby.

Here, in conversation with his manager Anna M. Sala of AB Artists, Sanders goes into depth on making his way from Little Rock to Oakland to New York City in the early 1960s, living on the streets and having to go to blood banks to survive.