Africa (Pharoah Sanders album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Africa (Pharoah Sanders album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 11, 1987, at Studio 44 in Monster, Netherlands
LabelTimeless SJP 253
ProducerWim Wigt
Pharoah Sanders chronology
Oh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong

Africa is an album led by saxophonist Pharoah Sanders recorded in 1987 and released on the Dutch Timeless label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

In his review for AllMusic, Steve Loewy commented: "Most will probably prefer the original Coltrane to Sanders' imitations, but Africa is nonetheless a joyous and worthy tribute to one of the giants of jazz. This album marked somewhat of a backtrack for the saxophonist, as he had frequently become identified with much more traditional playing".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Pharoah Sanders except as indicated

  1. "You've Got to Have Freedom" – 10:01
  2. "Naima" (John Coltrane) – 5:26
  3. "Origin" – 6:50
  4. "Speak Low" (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash) – 8:04
  5. "After The Morning" (John Hicks) – 6:29
  6. "Africa" – 8:20
  7. "Heart to Heart" – 7:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Duo" – 4:32 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Pharoah Sanders discography accessed January 15, 2015
  2. ^ a b Loewy, Steve. Africa – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2015.