22/05/2021: “Harvest Time” by Pharoah Sanders

Released in 1977, Pharoah contains 3 songs. You might call it an EP, but since “Harvest Time” lasts 20 minutes, you’d be forgiven for calling it a Long Play!

Featuring some soothing harmonium (a type of organ), the star of the show is Sanders’ sax. As always.

Taken as a whole though, the work is very accessible – it’s instantly likeable and replete with soft, warm melodies.

And fundamentally, “Harvest Time” is a slow, reflective piece. The second half is shot through with mystical whirrings, so not quite as relaxing. But still utterly brilliant!

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