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Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra:In The Orbit Of Ra - 2023 Repress

    Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra’s 100th birthday with ’In The Orbit Of Ra’, a new collection curated by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Ra highlights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, curated personally by the Arkestra and mastered from the original tapes. With a catalogue of well over a hundred albums, Sun Ra forged his own direction in music from the mid ‘50s until his passing in 1993, injecting space age cosmic philosophy, ancient Egyptian history and lyrical poetry into a unique and freeform jazz sound. His music evolved constantly with relentless rehearsals, live gigging and recording schedules, developing a second?sense chemistry with his fellow Arkestra band members. Together, their emphasis would often be on improvisation and “the moment”, constantly re?interpreting and evolving their sound. Elements of magic and ritual would regularly feature in their performances and would lend the Arkestra a mystical aura.

    For this exclusive new collection, Strut join forces with Art Yard to gain access to the inner sanctum of the Arkestra. In addition to the track selection, the release features recollections and contributions from some of the core Arkestra line?up including Marshall Allen, Michael Ray, Knoel Scott and Danny Ray Thompson. For the music, Allen’s selection takes us through the huge variety and intricacy of the Arkestra’s work covering the ‘60s to early ‘80s, from the celestial blues of ‘Spontaneous Simplicity’ and ‘Plutonian Nights’ to the urgent jazz of ‘Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus’ and ‘Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens’. The album features an exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra track from the Art Yard archives, the acoustic ‘Trying To Put The Blame On Me’ recorded live in Rome in 1977, along with a previously unreleased Part 1 of ‘Reflects Motion’ from 1962 and an unheard extended version of ‘Island In The Sun’ from the late ‘60s.

    ‘In The Orbit Of Ra’ is released on 2CD and 2LP. Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare and previously unpublished photos by Val Wilmer.

    TRACK LISTING

    LP 1
    1. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – Somewhere In Space
    2. Sun Ra & His Solar‐Myth Arkestra – The Lady With The Golden Stockings
    3. Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra – Somebody Else’s World
    4. Sun Ra – Spontaneous Simplicity
    5. Sun Ra & His Solar‐Myth Arkestra – Plutonian Nights
    6. The Sun Ra Arkestra – Angels And Demons At Play
    7. Sun Ra – Island In The Sun
    8. Sun Ra – Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus
    9. Sun Ra – Solar Differentials 

    LP2
    1. Sun Ra And His Arkestra ‐ Afro Black
    2. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune
    3. Sun Ra – Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens
    4. Sun Ra – Trying To Put The Blame On Me
    5. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Planet Earth
    6. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – The Nile
    7. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion
    8. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (part 2)
    9. Sun Ra – Ancient Ethiopia 10. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Interplanetary Music
    11. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways  

    Sun Ra

    Singles - The Definitive 45s Collection - Volume 2: 1962-1991 - 2023 Repress

    Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volume of the vinyl edition on 3LP format which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period. Released sporadically during the three decades and primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off missives from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking 'Space-Bop' and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which remains unlike anything else from the period. As with the first volume vinyl editions, the collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and some of his R&B recordings to alternative versions of Arkestra staples like "Love In Outer Space", "Enlightenment" and "Rocket No. 9". The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand. On the volume 2 vinyl editions, we find tracks that have only ever been seen via a small handful of copies including "Love In Outer Space" b/w "Mayan Temple" and "The Blue One" b/w "Orbitration In Blue"; some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as limited one-off magazine singles including Ra’s very last single release, the reflective "I Am The Instrument". Sleeve note writers Chris Trent and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.

    "Singles Vol. 2" features fully remastered tracks, rare photos, original 45 artwork, Chris Trent sleeve notes and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths.

    TRACK LISTING

    LP Tracklisting
    A1. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Space Loneliness
    A2. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – State Street
    A3. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – The Blue Set
    A4. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Big City Blues
    B1. Sun Ra & His Arkestra Featuring Pat Patrick – A Blue One
    B2. Sun Ra & His Arkestra Featuring Pat Patrick – Orbitration In Blue
    B3. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Out There A Minute
    B4. Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Tell Her To Come On Home
    B5. Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – I’m Making Believe
    C1. Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – The Bridge
    C2. Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – Rocket # 9
    C3. Sun Ra & His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra – Blues On Planet Mars
    C4. Sun Ra & His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra – Saturn Moon
    C5. Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Journey To Saturn
    C6. Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Enlightenment
    D1. Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – I’m Gonna Unmask The Batman
    D2. Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – The Perfect Man
    D3. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Love In Outer Space
    D4. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Mayan Temple
    D5. Sun Ra Quartet – Sky Blues
    E1. Sun Ra Quartet– Disco 3000
    E2. Sun Ra – Rough House Blues
    E3. Sun Ra – Cosmo-Extensions
    E4. Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – Quest
    E5. Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – Outer Space Plateau
    E6. Sun Ra Arkestra – Sometimes I’m Happy
    F1. Sun Ra Arkestra – Nuclear War
    F2. Sun Ra Arkestra – On Jupiter / Cosmo Drama
    F3. Sun Ra Arkestra – Cosmo Drama
    F4. Sun Ra – I Am The Instrument

    Sun Ra

    Singles - The Definitive 45s Collection - Vol. 1 1952-1961 - 2023 Repress

    Strut present the definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra across his illustrious career, spanning 1952 to 1991. Released prolifically during the 1950s and more sporadically thereafter, primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off meteorites from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions. The collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and his early work with Chicago vocal groups to the different phases of his Arkestra, small group and duet recordings. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand.

    As with his LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. Only a small handful of copies of ‘Love In Outer Space’ b/w ‘Mayan Temple’ and ‘The Blue One’ b/w ‘Orbitration In Blue’ have ever been seen; some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years; some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl (including ‘Saturn’ and ‘Velvet’ from the Jazz In Silhouette LP) and some appeared as limited one-off magazine singles and posthumous releases, including ‘Hell #1’ aka ‘Out There A Minute’.

    All formats feature fully remastered tracks, rare photos, original 45 artwork, Francis Gooding’s extensive sleeve notes, an interview with Saturn Records founder Alton Abraham by John Corbett and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths.

    The set is the most comprehensive collection of Ra’s singles to date. Sleeve note writers Francis Gooding and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.


    TRACK LISTING


    1. Sun Ra – I Am An Instrument
    2. Sun Ra – I Am Strange
    3. The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra – Chicago Usa
    4. The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra – Spaceship Lullaby
    5. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Daddy’S Gonna Tell You No Lie
    6. The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra And Arkestra – A Foggy Day
    7. Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra – I’M Coming Home
    8. Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra – Last Call For Love
    9. Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Soft Talk
    10. Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Super Blonde
    11. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Saturn
    12. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Call For All Demons
    13. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Demon’S Lullaby
    14. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Super-Sonic Jazz
    15. Le Sun-Ra & His Arkistra – Medicine For A Nightmare
    16. Le Sun-Ra & His Arkistra – Urnack
    17. The Qualities – It’S Christmas Time
    18. The Qualities – Happy New Year To You!
    19. Yochanan (The Space Age Vocalist) – M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)
    20. Yochanan (The Space Age Vocalist) – Hot Skillet Momma
    21. The Cosmic Rays With Le Sun Ra And Arkestra – Bye Bye
    22. The Cosmic Rays With Le Sun Ra And Arkestra – Somebody’S In Love
    23. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Hours After
    24. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Great Balls Of Fire
    25. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – October
    26. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – Adventur In Space
    27. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Dreaming
    28. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Daddy’S Gonna Tell You No Lie
    29. Hattie Randolph With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – Round Midnight
    30. Hattie Randolph With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – Back In Your Own Back Yard
    31. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Saturn
    32. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Velvet
    33. Yochanan “A Space Age Vocalist” With Sun Ra And His Arkestra – The Sun One
    34. Yochanan “A Space Age Vocalist” With Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Message To Earthman
    35. Yochanan With Sun Ra And His Arkestra – The Sun Man Speaks
    36. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Space Loneliness

    Sun Ra

    Discipline 27-11 - 2023 Repress

      A bona fide Sun Ra classic, 'Discipline 27-11' was recorded by Impulse! producer Ed Michel in October 1972 at Streeterville Studios in Chicago and involved the largest Arkestra lineup Sun Ra had ever taken into a studio session. The recordings spawned two albums, the celebrated 'Space Is The Place' and 'Discipline 27-11' which would remain its rather mysterious occult twin. Official reissue remastered from the original tapes.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1: Pan-Afro
      A2: Discipline
      A3: Neptune
      B1: Discipline 27-II

      Sun Ra

      Prophet

        Featuring what may be his only recordings on the Prophet keyboard, these once lost performances expand the omniverse of Ra across a stellar set of lengthy cuts! All recorded in a single day and finally making their terrestrial debut, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged with a Prophet keyboard brochure plus notes from Ranthropologist Brother Cleve!

        What happens when a Prophet meets a Prophet? The answer lies within these grooves. Amongst the hundreds of recordings issued by Sun Ra and his Arkestra, under their various guises, the majority were recorded in concert or in makeshift studios such as their early 1960s set-up at NYC's Choreographer's Workshop. Beyond those, roughly 22 albums were recorded at Variety Recording Studio in New York's Times Square. However, on August 25, 1986, Sun Ra and cohorts entered Mission Control, a state-of-the-art 24-track studio north of Boston, which was teeming with electronic keyboards and otherworldly sound generators. Nestled within that arsenal was a brand-new digital ultra keyboard the Prophet VS ("Vector Synthesizer").Of all the keyboards Ra played throughout his half-century career, the Prophet was one of the most sophisticated. There's no evidence that he had played either of the instrument's earlier incarnations, the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 and Prophet-10.

        Created using microprocessors, a then-new technological advance, under the auspices of engineer Dave Smith in 1978, the Prophet-5 revolutionized electronic music as the first polyphonic and, most importantly, programmable synthesizer.Ra was intrigued by the Prophet (surely by the instrument as well as by the name). Recorded during a single day, it's about time that these once lost performances have now been found.It was a joy and a thrill to be sitting at the console hearing this music for the first time, especially with my fingers on the faders and knobs of the mixing desk. We watched the oxide fly off the 2" tapes during playback, making this our one chance to digitize before they metamorphosed into dust. Welcome to the new Sun Ra album.35+ years after it was recorded. The Omniverse has expanded once again. Brother Cleve (1955 - 2022)

        TRACK LISTING

        The Prophet
        Infinity Excursion
        The Prophet At Play
        The Prophet Returns

        Sun Ra Arkestra

        Living Sky

          For more than two decades alto saxophonist Marshall Allen has carried on the legacy and sound of the Sun Ra Arkestra - He turned 98 in 2022 and as evidenced by Living Sky, his influence and leadership remain undiminished

          On the group's first recording since the pandemic and their Grammy nomination, bandleader Marshall Allen and company give us something we can hold onto, an instrumental album rich in spirituality to guide us through the unknown yet again. The album includes the first studio recording of Sun Ra's elaboration of Frederic Chopin's "Prelude in A Major", first instrumental recording of Ra's "Somebody Else's Idea". Features Allen's "Day of the Living Sky", a meditative work that is a belated response to Sun Ra's composition "Night of the Living Sky" which is also featured in the album.

          Cover art by Damon Locks.

          Mixed & mastered by two time Grammy winner Dave Darlington.

          TRACK LISTING

          Chopin (Frédéric Chopin)
          Somebody Else’s Idea (Sun Ra)
          Day Of the Living Sky (Marshall Allen)
          Marshall's Groove (Marshall Allen)
          Night Of The Living Sky (Sun Ra)
          Firefly (Marshall Allen)
          Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline)

          Sun Ra

          The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra - 2022 Reissue

            60th Anniversary Edition of groundbreaking jazz artist Sun Ra’s iconic 1962 album The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra. Originally produced by Tom Wilson, this is the first Sun Ra LP to be recorded by Arkestra in NYC. This new edition is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with ALL-ANALOG Mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Includes new essays by Irwin Chusid & Ben Young.


            Sun Ra Arkestra & Salah Ragab

            Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab In Egypt

              Strut present the final instalment in their series of reissues of Sun Ra’s historic recordings in Egypt with The Sun Ra Arkestra meets Salah Ragab in Egypt plus the Cairo Jazz Band, originally released on Greek label Praxis in 1983.

              Salah Ragab first encountered the Arkestra at a concert at the house of Goethe Institut ex-pat Hartmut Geerken during the Arkestra’s first visit to Cairo and Heliopolis in December 1971 and, although Ra and Ragab did not meet in person on that occasion, they did meet and bond together when Ra returned to Egypt in 1983, resulting in these recordings. The Arkestra had been touring Europe in March 1983 and made their way to Cairo, playing a number of concerts during April at the Il Capo / Il Buco venue before recording the two superb studio versions of Ragab compositions, ‘Egypt Strut’ and ‘Dawn’, at El Nahar Studios in Heliopolis in May, featuring Salah Ragab on congas.

              Kostas Yiannoulopoulos, organiser of the Praxis festival in Greece, released the recordings as the A-side of this album, with three tracks by Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Orchestra on Side B. ‘Ramadan’ and ‘Oriental Mood’ were first heard on the Cairo Jazz Orchestra album Egypt Strut released in 1973 while ‘A Farewell Theme’, received its very first release on this record, written following the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970; the piece was played at the much-loved President’s funeral. This first ever official reissue of the album features previously unseen photos and memorabilia alongside brand new liner notes by Hartmut Geerken and Paul Griffiths. The album is released in its original artwork and is fully remastered by Technology Works.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Egypt Strut
              2. Dawn
              3. Ramadan
              4. Oriental Mood
              5. A Farewell Theme

              Sun Ra

              Lanquidity (Deluxe Edition)

                Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra’s classic ‘Lanquidity’ album from 1978 with brand new 4LP box set and 2CD editions.

                Recorded overnight at Bob Bank’s Blank Tapes on 17th July 1978 after the Arkestra had appeared on Saturday Night Live, the album is unique in the Ra catalogue. “Most critics felt that it was more of a fusion-inspired record,” explains Michael Ray. “As the name suggests, the album is liquid and languid.” Bob Blank continues, “Musically, it was very ad hoc and freeform. There were horn charts but most tracks came out of improvised jams. Sun Ra just did his thing.”

                Comprising five effortlessly fluid pieces, the album eases in with Lanquidity. Danny Ray Thompson remembers, “This was one of Sun Ra’s on-the-spot compositions. It is almost like an Ancient Egyptian Stargazing Ceremony, mapping out the stars and the planets.” Where Pathways Meet is “Sun Ra’s funky version of an Egyptian march. Pharaoh is sending his troops off to fight and this is his pep-talk!” continues Thompson. “The music seems to take different pathways but still converges.” The loping groove of That’s How I Feel, features the reflective trumpet lines of Eddie Gale with solos by John Gilmore and Marshall Allen: “Marshall comes in with that snake charming oboe.” Says Thompson. The funky Twin Stars Of Thence weaves around Richard Williams celebrated elastic bassline while the haunting closer, There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of), is pure “space music.” The poet Mama Nzinga described it as ‘The essence of light. Spirit takes a ride inside the deep dark space of just being.”

                The new box set edition of ‘Lanquidity’ features the widely distributed version of the album alongside alternative mixes by Bob Blank originally released in limited quantities for a 1978 Arkestra gig at Georgia Tech. Both versions of the album are cut loud at 45 rpm over 2LPs each.

                Housed in a silver foil box, both LP sets reflect the original Phlly Jazz artwork. The first comes in a foil / magenta sleeve while the second features 2 x yellow A4 sheets pasted onto a white sleeve. Also included is a 12-page over-sized booklet featuring unseen photos by Veryl Oakland and liner notes by Tom Buchler (Philly Jazz), Michael Ray and Danny Ray Thompson (Sun Ra Arkestra) and Bob Blank.

                The 2CD version is housed in a foil digipak.

                TRACK LISTING

                4LP TRACKLISTING:
                A1. Lanquidity
                B1. Where Pathways Meet
                B2. That’s How I Feel
                C1. Twin Stars Of Thence
                D1. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)
                E1. Lanquidity (Alternate Version)
                E2. Where Pathways Meet (Alternate Version)
                F1. That’s How I Feel (Alternate Version)
                G1. Twin Stars Of Thence (Alternate Version)
                H1. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) (Alternate Version)

                2CD TRACKLISTING:
                CD 1
                1. Lanquidity
                2. Where Pathways Meet
                3. That’s How I Feel
                4. Twin Stars Of Thence
                5. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)
                CD 2
                1. Lanquidity (Alternate Version)
                2. Where Pathways Meet (Alternate Version)
                3. That’s How I Feel (Alternate Version)
                4. Twin Stars Of Thence (Alternate Version)
                5. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) (Alternate Version)

                EABS

                Discipline Of Sun Ra

                  The creative process of the album revolved around two Sun Ra’s ideas - deconstruction and discipline. “He sent members of the Arkestra out to research individual players in Henderson group in the order to get the feeling right when playing their parts. Sun Ra told them they weren’t copying those pieces, they were re-creating them, and with the proper information they could know the spirit behind the original.”

                  That’s how Herman Sonny Blount treated the music of the swing legend, Fletcher Henderson. EABS approached the composition of Sun Ra in exactly the same way. An equally important element with recording was a regime associated with the discipline and precision that the pianist from Saturn fought for, using a series of exercises-compositions entitled ‘Discipline’ previously used by Arkestra.

                  Sun Ra was aiming to record timeless music that could still be alive in 1000 years, and with no hesitation, he managed to do it. The music from distant planets is infinite. “By infinity, Mr.Ra means creating jazz of the future, but also covering the past”.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Brainville
                  Interstellar Low Ways
                  The Lady With The Golden Stockings (The Golden Lady)
                  Discipline 27
                  Neo-Project #2
                  Trying To Put The Blame On Me
                  UFO

                  Sun Ra And His Arkestra

                  El Is A Sound Of Joy / Black Sky And Blue Moon

                    Shining sounds from the dawn of the Sun Ra Arkestra. "El is A Sound of Joy" was recorded in 1956 and appeared the following year on the very first Saturn LP, Super-Sonic Jazz. Incredible is the fact that saxophonist Charles Davis, here providing the soulful baritone anchor line (counterpoint to Ra's formidable left hand), remains in the front-line of today's Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen. Shuffle swing breakdown jets leisurely, casually, masterfully, painting lush, post-modern impressions of ancient future worlds, of space, of time … of Chicago's elevated trains … Reaching for the sky, for Joy …. The “Joy” coda dovetails magically into the intro theme of "Black Sky And Blue Moon," before downshifting into another dimension of romantic outrospection. We follow The Nu Sounds, aka Cosmic Rays, on a faraway journey to the land of late-50s Chicago singing groups, the Arkestra supporting with quiet grace, pulsing in Nubians of Plutonia mode. An uncanny blend of antique blackness and bright satellites, ethereal voices perfectly in tune; thanks to Ra's disciplined coaching (plus Modern Harmonic's expert re-mastering), their sweet dynamics and exact harmonics are crystal clear. Flute solo from Marshall Allen. Hearts swelling like the full moon, ripening in the darkness to the point of bursting.

                    Sun Ra

                    Outer Spaceways Incorporated - White / Purple Vinyl Edition

                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON THE DAY (SATURDAY APRIL 19th) AND LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM SATURDAY APRIL 26th.


                      On vinyl for the first time in over three decades, this limited edition Record Store Day release will feature a white and purple psychedelic color LP and exclusive cover art.
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                      TRACK LISTING

                      Somewhere There
                      Outer Spaceways Incorporated
                      Saturn
                      Song Of The Sparer
                      Spontaneous Simplicity

                      Recorded live November 9th 1970 at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the South Bank Centre, "Live In London 1970" captures Ra and his many pals in full jazzprov mode. This was Sun Ra's first UK appearance, and he brought along fire eaters, golden robed dancers and 16 musicians. Tornadoes of percussion, eerie cello glissandi, ferocious blasts and tendrils of electronic sound from Ra's Farfisa organ and Moog syth all made this a bit of a free-jazz psychedelic happening. This double CD recording captures it all, if all in a little bit 'cassette recorder from the audience' lo-fi mode.


                      Sun Ra

                      Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 1


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