Tag Archives: Sun Ra

SIX YEARS OF DEST: OUT
Our Beginner’s Guide to Free Jazz

Destination: OUT just turned 6 years old! To mark the occasion, we’ve revamped and reactivated our “Beginner’s Guide to Free Jazz.” The main reason we launched the site was to turn people onto this remarkable music and show that, rather than being… 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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SUMMER RE-UP #2: Interstellar Overdrive

Originally posted 11 April 2007 KHALID OF SPACE, PART TWO: WELCOME Larry Young Lawrence of Newark Perception : 1973 CD Universe / iTunes [seemingly out of print again] LY, organ, bongos, vocals; Pharoah Sanders [credited as 'Mystery Guest'], saxophones and… 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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RAINBOW GLADIATOR:
Billy Bang, 1947-2011

The world lost a deep soul and musical master last month, with the passing of violinist and composer Billy Bang. Even though we could see this day coming, following the announcement at last year’s Vision Festival that Bang was suffering… Continue reading

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LOST TONES:
Alan Silva’s The Shout

THE SHOUT COMMUNICATIONS STEPPING Alan Silva / Celestrial Communications Orchestra The Shout  / Portrait for a Small Woman Sun Records : 1978 Alan Silva, conductor. Georges Menousek, alto sax; Georges Gaumont, soprano sax; Jo Maka*, alto sax, soprano sax; Francois… Continue reading

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Ethiopiques

ODE TO ETHIOPIA The John Betsch Society Earth Blossom Strata East : 1974 JB, drums, percussion; Billy Puett, saxophone and flute; Bob Holmes, piano, electric piano, percussion; Jim Bridges, guitar; Ed “Lump” Williams, bass; Phil Royster, congas, percussion. A lost… Continue reading

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