Astral Travelling is the first track on the album Thembi by Pharoah Sanders.
In this album, named after Sanders’s wife, the saxophonist moved away from the intense, lengthy, percussion-heavy jams he’d been pursuing in his solo work up to that point, and produced a record made up of shorter tracks, often with a more light and breezy feel. During the six selections, he and the other musicians play a huge variety of instruments – he alone plays tenor, alto and soprano sax, alto flute, fifes, bailophone (African thumb piano), various small percussion instruments, and even a cow horn. This adds to the air of typical 1970s avant-garde jazz experimentation, which gives rather an eccentric, if intriguing effect (on one track Cecil McBee is credited with “bird whistles”). [source]
Pharoah Sanders – tenor sax, soprano sax, bells, percussion / Michael White – violin, percussion / Lonnie Liston Smith – piano, electric piano, claves, percussion / Cecil McBee – bass, finger cymbal, percussion / Clifford Jarvis – drums, maracas, bells, percussion / James Jordan – ring cymbal