Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun)
|Deaf Dumb Blind|
(Summun Bukmun Umyun)
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||July 1, 1970|
Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun) is an album by the American jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. It was recorded at A & R Studios in New York City on July 1, 1970, and released on Impulse! Records in the same year. The album's title is bilingual: "Summun Bukmun Umyun" is Arabic for "Deaf Dumb Blind".
The phrase صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ ṣummun, bukmun, ʻumyun is taken from verse 18 of Surat al-Baqarah in the Qur'an. According to the liner notes, the album is "predicated on spiritual truths and to the future enlightenment of El Kafirun or The Rejectors of Faith (non-believers)."
The performances on the album are strongly influenced by the music of Africa.
- "Summun, Bukmun, Umyun" (Sanders) – 21:16
- "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord" (arr. by Lonnie Liston Smith) – 17:46
- Pharoah Sanders – soprano saxophone, cow horn, bells, tritone whistle, cowbells, wood flute, thumb piano, percussion
- Woody Shaw – trumpet, maracas, yodeling, percussion
- Gary Bartz – alto saxophone, bells, cowbell, shakers, percussion
- Lonnie Liston Smith – piano, cowbell, thumb piano, percussion
- Cecil McBee – bass
- Clifford Jarvis – drums
- Nathaniel Bettis – xylophone, yodeling, African percussion
- Anthony Wiles – conga drum and African percussion
- AllMusic review
- Martin-McCormick, Daniel (November 10, 2017). "Pharoah Sanders: Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun)". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 26, 2019.