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by Matt Hooke
Saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders is often imitated but, never matched. His spiritual free-floating style, marked by his distinctive tenor saxophone tone makes him instantly recognizable. On Colors, the Gondwana Orchestra does not attempt to mimic the master, as the album does not include a single saxophonist. Instead of saxophone, the focus is on pianist Taz Modi and vocalist Dwight Trible. The lack of saxophone gives the band more room to make Sanders music their own, making Colors a true ...read more