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Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground Featuring Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah & the Underground: Spiral Mercury

Unlike many of his contemporaries, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders has never hesitated to embrace new technological trends, nor has he seemed to worry much about high art/low art distinctions. So it shouldn’t be surprising that this set, recorded live at the Jazz em Agosto Festival in Lisbon in 2013, finds him insinuating himself into the acoustic/electronic maelstrom generated by cornet player Rob Mazurek and his cohorts: bassist Matthew Lux and drum-

mer Chad Taylor, both from Chicago, along with Brazilian electronica/percussion outcats Mauricio Takara and Guilherme Granado.

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