[youtube id=”qpGx5pIS_zA”] Pharaoh Sanders was criticized for exploring R&B on his 1978 album Love Will Find A Way because it was different from the free jazz sound he helped to pioneer in the ’60’s. As a former member of John Coltrane’s band during his avant-garde jazz period Sanders was expected
[youtube]Xjpubv-EkL8[/youtube] Philadelphia born singer Phyllis Hyman began her music career after she graduated high school and went on tour with the band New Direction. She performed with other local bands and appeared in the film Lenny before moving to New York City in 1975. Her big break came when she
Thirteen years ago yesterday Phyllis Hyman took her life after years of battling bi-polar disease. She was a wonderful songstress who gave tremendous emotion to her music. There is a new book about her life but for now enjoy this performance of “Be One” taken from Spike Lee’s School Daze.