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Love is Everywhere

Pharoah Sanders

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Mt. Morris Park (Marcus Garvey Park), NYC, 1972 – 30:42
  • Pharoah Sanders – sax
  • Joe Bonner – piano
  • Stanley Clarke – bass
  • Lawrence Killian – percussion
  • Jimmy Hopps – drums

This long performance occurred in Harlem at what was then known as Mt. Morris Park , later to be re-named Marcus Garvey Park. We have recently discovered that this concert was held on July 7, 1972.

A sample film of this event is part of Juma’s video archive in this website. The film shows a group of children sitting on stage while Pharoah’s band performs. At one point in the concert the kids were given percussion instruments and joined in. Accordingly, in this rendition of “Love is Everywhere” Pharoah shares a microphone with a young boy who shouts out to the crowd.

A studio version of “Love is Everywhere,” originally recorded for Impulse in 1973, is currently available only on the Japanese import album Love In Us All. The line-up for this recording is Pharoah, Joe Bonner, piano, James Branch, flute, Cecil McBee, bass, Norman Connors, drums, Lawrence Killian, percussion, James Mtume, percussion, and Badal Roy, percussion.

As noted above, the drummer on this date is Jimmy Hopps, who played with Pharoah, Joe Bonner, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jimi Hendrix, Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, and Cecil McBee. Jimmy Hopps is known today as Jimmi EsSpirit.