Sun Ra records ‘The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One’ with his Solar Arkestra (1965)

'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..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 records ‘Jazz in Silhouette’ with his Arkestra for Saturn (1959)

Sun Ra's 'Jazz in Silhouette' is an album recorded on March 6, 1959 with his Arkestra and released in May 1959 by Saturn.Track Listing : 1.Enlightenment (Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra) - 05:02 . 2.Saturn (Sun Ra) - 03:37 . 3.Velvet (Sun Ra) - 03:18 . 4.Ancient Aiethopia (Sun Ra) - 09:04 . 5.Hours After (Sun Ra, Everett Turner) - 03:41 . 6.Horoscope (Sun Ra) - 03:43 . 7.Images (Sun Ra) - 03:48 . 8.Blues…

Sun Ra & the Arkestra record ‘Sunrise in Different Dimensions’ live in Switzerland (1980)

Sun Ra Arkestra's 'Sunrise in Different Dimensions' is a live album recorded on February 24, 1980 at the Gasthof Morhen in Willisau, Switzerland and released in 1981 by Hathut.Track Listing : 1.Light From A Hidden Sun (Sun Ra) - 03:52 . 2.Pin-Points Of Spiral Prisms (Sun Ra) - 04:41 . 3.Silhouettes Of The Shadow World (Sun Ra) - 07:20 . 4.Cocktails For Two (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 03:21 .…

Sun Ra records ‘Horizon’ with his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra (1971)

'Horizon' by Sun Ra and his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra is an album recorded on December 17, 1971 and documenting their first visit to Egypt.Track Listing : 1.Theme Of The Star Gazers (Sun Ra) - 01:21 . 2.Discipline #2 (Sun Ra) - 05:28 . 3.The Shadow World (Sun Ra) - 16:42 . 4.Enlightenment (Sun Ra) - 02:36 . 5.Love In Outer Space (Sun Ra) - 07:12 . 6.Third Planet (Sun Ra) - 06:44 .…

Sun Ra takes his All Stars+ Arkestra to Berlin (1983)

October 29, 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

Sun Ra records ‘Mayan Temples’ at Mondial Sound in Milano, Italy (1990)

Sun Ra's 'Mayan Temples' is an album recorded on July 24 & 25, 1990 and released the same year by Black Saint.Track Listing : 1.Dance Of The Language Barrier (Sun Ra) - 03:58 . 2.Bygone (Sun Ra) - 05:15 . 3.Disciple No. 1 (Sun Ra) - 04:57 . 4.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:02 . 5.Prelude To Stargazers (Sun Ra) - 05:17 . 6.Mayan Temples (Sun Ra) - 07:40 . 7.I'Ll Never Be…

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.Tracklist : 1 . Sound Of Joy (1988) 2 . w/ Arkestra – Live in France (2009) 3 . w/ Arkestra – I Want To Be Happy (1990) 4 . Retrospective / Face The Music (1989) 5 . Live in Berlin (1986) 6 . w/ Solar Arkestra – Live In West Berlin (1983) 7 . w/ Arkestra –…

This week In Jazz Legends 23/52

Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Hilton Ruiz, Cyrus Chestnut, Berklee Sextet, Paquito D'Rivera, Hendrik Meurkens, Stanley Turrentine, Kamasi Washington, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy Quartet, Sun Ra Arkestra

This week In Jazz Legends 22/52

Roy Hargrove Quintet, Wynton Marsalis, Eliane Elias, Mary Lou Williams, Christian McBride, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Doc Cheatham, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Joe Henderson, Sun Ra Arkestra , Pete Escovedo

Happy Birthday Archie Shepp. ‘Good Shepp’

This day (May 24, 1937), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is born Archie Shepp, an African-American jazz saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : & Chucho Valdes Afro-cuban project - Yansa (2011) . Live In Paris (2009) . Live In Venice (2002) . & Ben Sidran - Willow Weep For Me . Mama Rose (1978) . Tracklist : Attica Blues . Blues For Brother George Jackson . Invocation To Mr. Parker . Ballad For A…

We remember Lester Bowie. ‘Lester, Seriously?’

This day (November 8, 1999), in New York, died Lester Bowie, an American jazz trumpet player composer, bandleader, member of the AACM and cofounder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.Digest Tracklist : w/ Steel Band - Umbria Jazz Festival . w/ Brass Fantasy - Jazzfest Berlin'86 . w/ New York Organ'S Ensemble - Live (1994= . w/ Moussa 'Vieux' Kantè - Nightown Rotterdam1997 . The Art Ensemble Of…

This week In Jazz Legends (‘Jazz tours Europe’) 43/52

Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Mwandishi, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Sun Ra, Arkestra, Joe Pass, Niel, Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano, Sound Prints, Terence Blanchard, . Collective, John ColtraneThey are the "Jazz Legends (special Jazz tours Europe)" performers selected among the 419 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

We remember Don Cherry. ‘Global Avant-Gardist’

This day (October 19, 1995), in Malaga, Spain, died Donald Eugene Cherry a.k.a. Don Cherry, an American jazz cornetist .Digest Tracklist : San Sebastian (1986) . With Blood Ulmer/Rashied Ali . Live at Empire Theatre, Paris (1979) . w/ Herbie Hancock - Bemsha Swing . w/ Janusz Muniak Quartet - Unknown . w/The Sound Unity Festival Orchestra - Kangaroo Hoopie . Don Cherry & Orphy Robinson -…

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra . John Zorn, Dexter GordonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 344 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…