We Remember Sun Ra. ‘Sun In The Sky’

This day (May 30, 1993), in Birmingham, Alabama, died Herman Poole Blount a.k.a Sun Ra, a jazz composer, bandleader and a cosmic philosopher.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Sound Of Joy (1988) . w/ Arkestra – Live in France (2009) . w/ Arkestra – I Want To Be Happy (1990) . Retrospective / Face The Music (1989) . Live in Berlin (1986) . w/ Solar Arkestra – Live In West Berlin (1983) . w/ Arkestra – Live in Chicago (1981) . w/ Arkestra – live at Montreux (1976) . Brother From Another Planet (BBC Documentary) .

TOP 10

Sun Ra Top 10 :

Enlightenment . Saturn . Space Is The Place . Door to the cosmos . Velvet . Nuclear War . Ancient Aiethopia . Hours After . Blues At Midnight . Tapestry From An Asteroid .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Sun Ra‘s Mayan Temples is an album recorded on July 24 & 25, 1990. >>

Recorded on December 17, 1971, Horizon is an album (documenting their first visit to Egypt) by Sun Ra and his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra. >>

Recorded on February 24, 1980 at the Gasthof Morhen in Willisau, Switzerland, Sunrise in Different Dimensions is a live album by the Sun Ra Arkestra. >>

Recorded on March 6, 1959, Jazz in Silhouette is an album (from his Chicago period) by Sun Ra and His Arkestra. >>

The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One by Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra is an album recorded on April 20, 1965. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1981] Sun Ra and his Arkestra perform at the Chicago Jazz Fest >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] the Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen performs at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark >> 99 MINUTES >>

[1983] the Sun Ra All Stars – that is Don Cherry (tp,voc), Lester Bowie (tp), Marshall Allen (as,perc), John Gilmore (ts,fl), Archie Shepp (ts,voc), Sun Ra (kb), Richard Davis (b), Clifford Jarvis (d), Philly Joe Jones (d) and Famoudou Don Moye (perc) – participate in Jazztage at Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany >> 54 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1988] Sun Ra and his Arkestra will be on stage at Live Under The Sky Festival in Tokyo >> 7,5 MINUTES >>

[2014] Sun Ra Centennial Dream Arkestra, led by Marshall Allen, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the grand master at Estival Jazz at Lugano, Switzerland >> 84 MINUTES >>

[1982] Sun Ra and his Arkestra are at Jazz Festival di Kongsberg in Norway >> 41 MINUTES >>

[2015] Marshall Allen (91 in a couple of days) will conduct the Sun Ra Arkestra at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA. >> 33 MINUTES >>

[2014] if in England, catch Sun Ra Arkestra with special guest Shabaka Hutchings at Jazz on 3 on BBC Radio 3 >> 20 MINUTES >>

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Wikipedia : This day (May 30, 1993), in Birmingham, Alabama, died Herman Poole Blount a.k.a Sun Ra, a jazz composer, bandleader and a cosmic philosopher.

Sun Ra : Eclectic, outrageous, sometimes mystifying but always imbued with a powerful jazz consciousness, the music of Sun Ra has withstood its skeptics and detractors for nearly three generations.

@allmusic : He did not make it easy for people to take him seriously, for he surrounded his adventurous music with costumes and mythology that both looked backward toward ancient Egypt and forward into science fiction

@last.fm : His personal music collection contained over 10,000 discs, and he was constantly reviewing and studying. Many of his improvisational and compositional innovations were extensions of ideas from twentieth-century European composers.

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