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The Lasting Influence of Maleem Mahmoud Ghania’s “The Trance of Seven Colors”

Maleem Mahmoud Ghania, Pharoh Sanders

Bassist, record producer, and “collision music” auteur Bill Laswell had been fascinated for years with the music of Morocco’s Gnawa people when he brought a jazz saxophone legend to play with them in 1994. “I thought to myself, ‘Maybe it’s a good idea to take Pharoah Sanders,’” Laswell recalls. “Just to do something different.”

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