Pharoah Sanders ‎– Thembi

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Impulse! ‎– AS-9206, ABC Records ‎– AS-9206
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A1 Astral Traveling 5:43
A2 Red, Black & Green 8:56
A3 Thembi
Cymbal [Ring] – James Jordan
6:55
B1 Love 5:13
B2 Morning Prayer
Cymbal [Ring], Marimba [Balophone], Voice [Shouts] – LL Smith*Drums – Roy HaynesEffects [Bird Effects] – Cecil McBeeFlute [Alto, Fifes], Koto, Percussion [Brass Bell], Marimba [Balophone], Horns [Cow Horn], Maracas – Pharoah SandersPercussion [African] – Anthony Wiles, Chief Bey, Majid Shabazz, Nat Bettis
9:11
B3 Bailophone Dance
Cymbal [Ring], Marimba [Balophone], Voice [Shouts] – LL Smith*Drums – Roy HaynesEffects [Bird Effects] – Cecil McBeeFlute [Alto, Fifes], Koto, Percussion [Brass Bell], Marimba [Balophone], Horns [Cow Horn], Maracas – Pharoah SandersPercussion [African] – Anthony Wiles, Chief Bey, Majid Shabazz, Nat Bettis
5:43

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1st US pressing which has been pressed of the ABC Impulse Jazz on Black Center Red Circle Label result of an agreement of short duration between the Charisma and the Impulse! As in the times was launched as branch jazz by ABC.
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA, November 25, 1970 (Tracks A1 to A3)
The Record Plant, NYC, January 12, 1971 (Tracks B1 to B3)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): AS 9206-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): AS 9206-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): AS-9206 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): AS-9206 A
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IMP 12532 Pharoah Sanders Thembi(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse! IMP 12532 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
AS-9206 Pharoah Sanders Thembi(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9206 US 1971 Sell This Version
5027-9206 Pharoah Sanders Thembi(Cass, Album) Impulse! 5027-9206 US 1971 Sell This Version
M 89206 Pharoah Sanders Thembi(8-Trk, Album) Impulse! M 89206 US 1971 Sell This Version
UCCI-9101, AS-9206 Pharoah Sanders Thembi(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse!, Impulse! UCCI-9101, AS-9206 Japan 2003 Sell This Version

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ruderoy123

ruderoy123

February 7, 2016
These guys did something so special in years to come records like these will be a testament of what makes Human beings the most potent force in our universe, this album opened my ears and expressed that humans have something called a soul, very few people have ever achieved going to a higher plain through music, in my view what we have here is Shamans music that state of nirvāṇa.
Through their instruments they have transcended the physical to move towards the pure spirit.
clementchaussier

clementchaussier

August 8, 2015
"On Thembi, that was the first time that I ever touched a Fender Rhodes electric piano. We got to the studio in California — Cecil McBee had to unpack his bass, the drummer had to set up his drums, Pharoah had to unpack all of his horns. Everybody had something to do, but the piano was just sitting there waiting. I saw this instrument sitting in the corner and I asked the engineer, 'What is that?' He said, 'That’s a Fender Rhodes electric piano.' I didn’t have anything to do, so I started messing with it, checking some of the buttons to see what I could do with different sounds. All of a sudden I started writing a song and everybody ran over and said, 'What is that?' And I said, 'I don’t know, I’m just messing around.' Pharoah said, 'Man, we gotta record that. Whatcha gonna call it?' I’d been studying astral projections and it sounded like we were floating through space so I said let’s call it 'Astral Traveling.' That’s how I got introduced to the electric piano" — Lonnie Liston Smith
printhead73

printhead73

September 21, 2014
An unusually eclectic Pharoah record. "Astral Travelling" is a proto-Smooth Jazz journey to the New Age written by Smith, with Pharoah on soprano and Smith electric. "Red, Black & Green" is an intense free exploration. "Thembi" is a sunny love song, with Pharoah on soprano again.. "Love" is a bass solo by McBee that serves as an intro to "Morning Prayer", a ballad which in turn segues directly into "Ballophone Dance", a very afrocentric number.