Pharoah Sanders - age: 83

Pharoah Sanders

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Grammy Award-winning free jazz pioneer who is considered one of the greatest tenor saxophonists to ever live. Amiri Baraka supposedly gave him the name Pharaoh.He has performed internationally and has had a huge following in Japan.He was born Farrell Sanders, but Sun Ra gave him the nickname Pharoah, which stuck.

BEFORE FAME

He performed with Sun Ra, but gained more popularity when he later worked with John Coltrane. He appeared on Ascension, Coltrane's influential 1965 release.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The meaning of the name Sanders: Son Of Alexander

FUN FACTS

Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders were born on Sunday, in a leap year, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Dragon, it is 284 days until Pharoah Sanders next birthday.

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