Sounds and Visions
Promises and Notes with Attachments
April 22, 2021
On a recent late-night drive home, I was taken by a particular piece of imagery: dozens and dozens of red wind turbine lights pulsating through the darkness. Every few seconds, a unique rhythm of out-of-sync lights fluttered through the void of the night sky. The perpetual loop was hypnotizing, as if the shadowy hillside had a pulse, flickering on, dying out, and coming alive again.
That visual imagery is what I picture when listening to Promises, a breathtaking new album from legendary jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra and British music pr...