Pharoah Sanders x Floating Points

Legendary jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders has announced his first new album in a decade, in collaboration with electronic producer Floating Points. ‘Promises’ was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, and will be released on March 26th via cult New York label Luaka Bop.

Pharoah Sanders, who turned 80 in October 2020, is celebrated for his role in the spiritual jazz scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, having collaborated with the likes of John and Alice Coltrane before releasing a score of works as bandleader. Floating Points, meanwhile, released his critically-acclaimed electronic debut album ‘Elaenia’ in 2015 — rated the best record of that year by Resident Advisor. This first collaborative work between the artists took a reported five years to complete and will feature nine tracks.

Luaka Bop, who release ‘Promises’ next month, is operated by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and is best known for their compilations of music from Cuba, Brazil, Asia and Africa, as well as reissues of classic works by William Onyeabor, Os Mutantes and Alice Coltrane.

‘Promises’ will be released via Luaka Bop on March 26th, 2021.