Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra release album on March 26th

Album 'Promises' released on Luaka Bop

Sam Shepherd (Floating Points): Pharoah...

Pharoah Sanders: Huh...?

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.’

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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 kind of confused. I like it as well because it sounds like two musicians that are trying to guide each other.

Pharoah:  I think that's it right there. It came out different. It came out good though.

Sam:  You happy?

Pharoah:  Yeah, I'm cool with it.

Sam:   Okay. Yeah, I think your playing is beautiful.


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