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Pharoah Sanders – Jewels Of Thought

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Aug 30th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Impulse! original release, 1970.
    Source: http://rover.ebay.com Image: stoneymellow. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Impulse! original release, 1970.

    Jazz saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders got his nickname from his grandmother and was encouraged to use it as his professional name by Sun Ra, whose band he played with in the 1960s. Sanders’ distinctive name and East African style of dress likely influenced the design of his albums, which often featured stereotypical middle-eastern motifs. (See especially Karma, with fantastic lettering by Robert & Barbara Flynn.)

    Crayonette is a 19th-century face that was often associated with the “Orient”. This phototype or transfer version of Crayonette had less-swashy alternates (e.g. ‘A, H, J, T’) better suited for all-caps setting.

    Pharoah Sanders – Jewels Of Thought 2
    Source: http://rover.ebay.com Image: stoneymellow. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Impulse! original release, 1970.
    Source: https://shop.mexicansummer.com © Anthology Recordings. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Anthology Recordings reissue, 2017.

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