Category Archives: Sun Ra

Aberrations of Starlight

ASTRO BLACK Sun Ra etc. Astro Black Impulse! : 1973 Ra, Moog synth; Danny Davis, Marshall Allen, alto sax; Danny Thompson, baritone sax; John Gilmore, tenor sax; Charles Stephens, trombone; Akh Tal Ebah, Lamont McClamb, trumpet; Eloe Omoe, bass clarinet;… Continue reading

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LOST TONES: The Unheard Sun Ra, Part Two

Welcome to LOST TONES, a series featuring tracks from hyper-rare recordings that aren’t available anywhere else on the web. These treasures are courtesy of George Scala, who runs the invaluable Free Jazz Research site. He’s generously shared them from his… Continue reading

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LOST TONES: The Unheard Sun Ra, Part One

  Welcome to LOST TONES, a series featuring tracks from hyper-rare recordings that aren’t available anywhere else on the web. These treasures are courtesy of George Scala, who runs the invaluable Free Jazz Research site. He’s generously shared them from… Continue reading

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Innervisions

ASTRO PROPHESY Walt Dickerson and Sun Ra Visions Steeplechase : 1979 WD, vibes; SR, piano. Everybody knows it’s foolhardy to try and describe visions. The stronger their impact, the more likely you’ll be reduced to wild gesticulations and sputtering nonsense.… Continue reading

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Bridge to the Nth Dimension

SPRINGTIME AND SUMMER IDYLL CONSTELLATION Sun Ra Quartet Other Voices, Other Blues Horo : 1978 Sun Ra, keyboards; John Gilmore, tenor sax, percussion; Michael Ray, trumpet; Luqman Ali, drums. You might think there were no gems left to unearth in… Continue reading

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Philly Soul

UFO Sun Ra On Jupiter Saturn : 1979 Sun Ra, piano, organ, keyboard, vocal; Eddie Gale, trumpet; John Gilmore, tenor sax; Marshall Allen, alto sax, flute, oboe; Danny Ray Thompson, baritone sax; James Jackson, bassoon, flute; Skeeter McFarland, electric guitar;… Continue reading

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Autoscopy: A solo piano mixtape compiled by Vijay Iyer

We’re incredibly pleased to offer this guest post by pianist and composer Vijay Iyer. He’s compiled an annotated mixtape of personally significant solo piano recordings. It showcases the stunning beauty, range, and continuity of piano jazz. For those who aren’t… Continue reading

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