Sun Ra


Image of Sun Ra - Exotica
Record Label
Modern Harmonic

About this item

Sensuous dreamscapes to transport the listener to the lush tropical environs of the outer reaches of the omniverse. Your choice of three colorful inter-stellar saucers or two compact saucers of “Exotic-Ra” bringing you to a lush cocktail party where space is the place. All packaged in a beautiful Chesley Bonestell adorned gatefold package with two sets of extensive notes! Sun Ra. Exotica. Incongruous? Listening to the 25 tracks herein will showcase that Sun Ra was, indeed, an Exoticat of sorts, albeit in his own unique way, of course. That Sun Ra hasn’t been celebrated in Exotica circles is understandable. Though many collectors are fans of both, at cocktail soirées Ra has never seemed to make the cut. This album aims to change that! While Sun Ra never made an “Exotica record,” such tracks are mixed in his LPs alongside idiosyncratic space jazz, post-bop, electronic freakouts, and his other sonic experiments. Never an easy categorical fit, anyone who says “File Under: Jazz” doesn’t understand the stylistic breadth of Sun Ra’s recorded legacy. It’s a rhapsodic pandemonium of Afro-centric rhythms, Latin beats, ostinato grooves, and unissued tunes!


1. Kingdom Of Thunder 03:53
2. Space Mates (abridged) 04:46
3. Star Bright 02:28
4. The Nile (Part 1) 05:00
5. Eve 05:53
6. Tiny Pyramids 03:40
7. The Lady With The Golden Stockings 07:46
8. Paradise 04:30
9. New Horizons 03:04
10. Portrait Of The Living Sky 01:51
11. India 04:51
12. Ancient Aiethopia 09:17
13. Planet Earth 04:59
14. April In Paris 03:55
15. Island In The Sun (complete Version) 10:24
16. Africa 05:07
17. Friendly Galaxy 04:54
18. Interstellar Low Ways 08:26
19. Conversion Of J.P. (abridged) 07:03
20. Cha Cha In Outer Space 04:38
21. Brazilian Sun 03:58
22. Lights On A Satellite 03:41
23. Somewhere In Space 06:16
24. Spontaneous Simplicity 03:02
25. Overtones Of China 04:18

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