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Pharoah Sanders

Chris Ingham, unpublished, 2000

THERE IS THE aura of legend surrounding the business of Pharoah Sanders. The fez, the dashiki, the Egyptian Prince goatee and the very name conjures instant ancient mystical power. That 'Pharoah' is a gratuitous distortion of his real name 'Farrell' as encouraged by that arch exponent of dotty self-mythology Sun Ra is beside the point; 'Pharoah' does the job.

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