Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pharoah Sanders at South Shore Cultural Center

Photo by Candace Corner Miller

I was very happy to experience a very special live performance from one of my favorite jazz artists of all time this past Sunday night, Pharoah Sanders! It was a perfect evening for such an outdoor event with the weather cooling down to a very comfortable (finally) mid 70's, the smell of smoke mingling with the sound of the rushing waves on the beach outside of Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center. A very fitting atmosphere for one of Jazz music's most spiritually uplifting players.

Glad to see he's still getting around after 50+ years performing (he began playing alongside John Coltrane in the 60's and was given his nickname "Pharoah" by Sun Ra!). He even did some amazing little dance shuffles and a vocal performance on my favorite piece "The Creator Has A Master Plan". My wife and I had a great time relaxing on our blanket and soaking up those vibes. Unbelievable energy!

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