‘The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One’

‘The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One’ is an album recorded on April 20, 1965 with his Solar Arkestra and released the same year by Esp Disk..

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Track Listing : 1.Heliocentric (Sun Ra) – 04:00 . 2.Outer Nothingness (Sun Ra) – 07:40 . 3.Other Worlds (Sun Ra) – 04:18 . 4.The Cosmos (Sun Ra) – 07:20 . 5.Of Heavenly Things (Sun Ra) – 05:40 . 6.Nebulae (Sun Ra) – 03:16 . 7.Dancing In The Sun (Sun Ra) – 01:50

Musicians : Sun Ra – Piano, Bass Marimba, Electric Celseste, Timpani . Chris Capers – Trumpet . Teddy Nance – Trombone . Bernard Pettaway – Bass Trombone . Marshall Allen – Piccolo, Alto Sax, Bells, Spiral Cymbal . Danny Davis – Flute, Alto Sax . Robert Cummings – Bass Clarinet, Woodblocks . John Gilmore – Tenor Sax, Timpani . Pat Patrick – Baritone Sax, Timpani . Ronnie Boykins – Bass . Jimhmi Johnson – Drums, Percussion, Timpan . Solar Arkestra – Band

Production : Produced By Sun Ra . Richard L Alderson – Engineer

Package : Remco Takken – Liner Notes . Baby Gerry – Cover Art . Howard “Howie” Bernstein – Cover Art . Sun Ra – Back Cover . Remco Takken – Liner Notes

Recorded On April 20, 1965 At Studio Rla, New York.

Released In 1965 By Esp Disk.

(Source ESP Disk)

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Dusted Magazine
Seven compositions; each tagged with appropriately cosmic titles, separated by a brief interstitial tone poem “The House of Beauty,” present classic Copernican theory contextualized through the Ra musical lens. […]

THE LAUGHTER ARCHIVES
Listening to Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, it is difficult not to focus on their fragmented and clumsy ensemble and solo passages. Most of the Arkestra spend their time stumbling over—and sometimes through—their instruments, producing atonal passages of a childish quality. […]

All About Jazz
On Heliocentric , more than on his other albums, Ra successfully demonstrates how he wanted to unify rhythm and melody. Symbolically and practically, the tympani and bass marimba represent this unionand the Arkestra consistently uses both. […]

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