Ask the Ages

by Sonny Sharrock

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Ask The Ages - The classic definer.

Guitarist Sonny Sharrock wasn’t just ahead of his time, like a freight train roaring through a darkened station, not just hours but weeks ahead of schedule. Channeling the energy and spirit of John Coltrane...with the support of two undisputed icons of free jazz and the avant-garde, legendary Coltrane-drummer Elvin Jones and saxophonist Pharoah Sanders with Charnett Moffett on bass. Absolutely an exploration of the stratosphere and beyond.

Enhanced and remastered from the original. Produced by Bill Laswell - who upon emerging from the downtown NYC scene as a producer and bassist to be reckoned with, made it one of his first priorities to find Sharrock who he first heard at age fourteen...Ask The Ages.


released November 13, 2015

Sonny Sharrock: electric guitar
Pharoah Sanders: tenor & soprano saxophone
Elvin Jones: drums
Charnett Moffett: acoustic bass

Recorded at Sorcerer Sound & Greenpoint Studios
Mixed at Platinum Island Studios
Engineering: Jason Corsaro, Robert Musso, Oz Fritz
Produced by Bill Laswell & Sonny Sharrock
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk
Remastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone

Artwork & design by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign
Support: Dave Brunelle
Artist photo © 1992 Jack Vartoogian / FrontRow Photos


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