American jazz saxophonist, Pharoah Sanders, has passed away at the age of 81. He died on September 24, 2022, at his home in Los Angeles, California, United States.
His death was announced by Luaka Bop, but the cause of death was not revealed.
Pharoah Sanders Children: Meet Daughter Naima Sanders
Naima Sanders is the only child and daughter of the late American jazz saxophonist, Pharoah.
Shukuru Sanders is the name of her mother, Pharoah’s wife. There is not enough available information on Naima in the public domain.
Did Pharoah Sanders Have A Son?
No, Pharoah did not have a son, his daughter Naima was his only child.
Born on October 13, 1940, in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, Pharoah Sanders was a member of John Coltrane’s groups of the mid-1960s.
He was known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of “sheets of sound”.
He collaborated extensively with Alice Coltrane and Leon Thomas, among others. Not only that, but he also released over 30 albums as a leader.
He was described by Saxophonist Ornette Coleman as “probably the best tenor player in the world”.