Spiritual jazz legend Pharoah Sanders has joined forces with Floating Points and the London Symphony Orchestra for a new album, titled ‘Promises’.
Arriving March 26th via Luaka Bop, the nine-part work has been recorded with the LSO, and is the first new music from the 80-year-old jazz saxophonist in more than a decade.
The album’s artwork has been produced by contemporary visual artist Julie Mehretu, and the LP comes in a gatefold jacket with die cut shapes that show through to Mehretu’s painting.
There’s a teaser for the record featuring Sanders and Floating Points, which you can watch below.
The announcement arrived with a conversation between Floating Points and Sanders – read it here.
In a tweet, Four Tet described it as “the best album that’s coming out this year”.
the album that Floating Points has made with Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra is the best album that's coming out this year
— Four Tet (@FourTet) February 16, 2021