Pharoah Sanders ‎– Tauhid

Impulse! ‎– AS-9138
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold


A Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt 17:00
B1 Japan 3:29
B2 Aum / Venus / Capricorn Rising 14:52

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (etched): AS-9138-A
  • Matrix / Runout (etched): AS-9138-B
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped): Van Gelder

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GRP 11292 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(CD, Album, RE, RM) GRP, Impulse! GRP 11292 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
IMP-88075 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, Promo) Impulse! IMP-88075 Japan 1967 Sell This Version
A-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Promo, Mono) Impulse! A-9138 US 1967 Sell This Version
IMP 437 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album) Impulse! IMP 437 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
A-9138, AS-9138 Pharoah Sanders Tauhid(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records A-9138, AS-9138 US 1968 Sell This Version


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April 25, 2014

Can someone post label scans please? Thank you.


January 6, 2011
edited over 5 years ago

This album has been enormously influential and important over the years to not only jazz-lovers as a whole but also to many musicians/arrangers/producers from across many genres. It is also an excellent example of the results of complete artistic freedom. Such was the context given to the artists that Impulse producer Bob Theile afforded them, when they came to do their thing in the studio for this ABC/Paramount label in the 60's.

This album has a feel of confidence and charge which allows it an accessibility and artistic integrity that shines through immediately upon each listening some 44 years after its original release. Sublime arrangements and playing abound it in it. From the swooping and ritualistic blowing of Sanders horn to the grooves in the double bass to the beautifully placed guitar of Sonny Sharrock and multifarious percussion this is just one mighty recording.

It is clear to understand how it pushed and enlivened the creativity and exploration by the Detroit scene of the late 60's a la MC5 and Stooges, let alone the countless other artists and players who have heard it since. One special note to be made is that of the piano used to brilliant counterpoint usage with its delicate opening to the the calm from the storm of 'Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt'. The chordal placements of the piano are used with much grace and restraint and amply demonstrated in the dynamics and voicings used throughout. 'Tauhid' is a true classic with a beauty, import and urgency that shines as clearly now as it did in 1967.