Jacek Szubrycht (Gazeta Wyborcza):
"(...)80-letni guru uduchowionego jazzu Pharoah Sanders nagrał album z wielkim elektronikiem Floating Points. Towarzyszy im London Symphony Orchestra. Płytę "Promises" wydał David Byrne z Talking Heads. Czy ktoś naprawdę potrzebuje dodatkowych rekomendacji? "
"Promises" is an extraordinary, collaborative album by the electronic giant Floating Points and saxophone titan Pharoah Sanders. The album features the London Symphony Orchestra and cover art by the acclaimed American artist, Julie Mehretu
“Electronic Music’s King...” NYTIMES
“There’s an attention to detail at work that’s practically unrivaled in electronic music.” PITCHFORK (BEST NEW ALBUM, CRUSH)
“The best tenor player in the world.” ORNETTE COLEMAN
“Few musicians have said more than the saxophonis Pharoah Sanders.” THE NEW YORKER
“The album is extraordinarily beautiful, mesmerizing and spatially haunting. Listening to it is a profound experience. JULIE MEHRETU
“Best thing I’ve ever done.” SAM SHEPHERD (FLOATING POINTS)
Sam: Were you asleep? I'm sorry...
Pharoah: No no... I was listening... and dreaming... and listening to music in my head...
Sam: Oh wow... sorry.
Pharoah: Many times, people think I might be asleep... but in fact, I am just listening to music in my head. I'm always listening... to the sounds around me... and playing, in my mind... and sometimes I dream.
Sam: What were you dreaming about?
Pharoah: I'm on a ship. In the ocean. Bears coming around smoking cigars. The bears are singing, ‘We have the music. We have what you're looking for.’ I say, ‘Really?’ And I was making fish dinners. Shark..Lobster. Got all kinds of fish. And you know, a good pie. Pumpkin pie. You like pumpkin pie?
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Pharoah: How you like that take, Sam?
Sam: It's cool. I think the bit in the middle, where it stops again...I think you can hear...We were both....... more