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Sun Ra - Secrets of the Sun

28 September 2009
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Sun Ra - Secrets of the Sun


Artist: Sun Ra
Title Of Album: Secrets of the Sun
Year Of Release: March 31, 2009
Original Release Date: 1962
Label: ATAVISTIC
Genre: Modern Jazz
Quality: MP3 / Joint Stereo
Bitrate: VBR 171 kbit/s / 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 51:04 min
Total Size: 62,0 MB
WebSite: wikipedia

Another recently unearthed rarity in a seemingly endless discography, Secrets of the Sun documents a fruitful yet somewhat under-represented period in the storied career of iconic keyboardist and bandleader Sun Ra. Recorded in New York in 1962 at jazz workshop sessions, only Blast First's 1996 compilation Out There a Minute contains comparable material.

Originally based in Chicago, Sun Ra's Arkestra underwent a gradual conceptual evolution upon moving to New York City in 1961. Marking a transition in its development between the advanced swing of the early Chicago-era recordings and the increased free-form experimentation of its New York tenure, this album also reveals the first recorded versions of two Ra standards, "Friendly Galaxy" and "Love in Outer Space." Accessible, yet segueing into vanguard territory, this album highlights a fertile period in the Arkestra's history... / read more /

TRACKLIST
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01. Friendly Galaxy (4:55)
02. Solar Differentials (6:26)
03. Space Aura (5:24)
04. Love in Outer Space (4:39)
05. Reflects Motion (9:11)
06. Solar Symbols (2:47)
07. Flight to Mars (17:35)

Personnel: Sun Ra: piano (1-5, 7), gong (2, 6), sun harp (6); Eddie Gale: trumpet (3); Al Evans: flugelhorn (1, 7); Marshall Allen: alto saxophone (3), flute (1, 5, 7), morrow (4), percussion (1, 6); John Gilmore: tenor saxophone (3, 5, 7), bass clarinet (1, 4), percussion (6), space drums (4), space bird sounds (2), voice (7); Pat Patrick: baritone saxophone (3, 7), flute (1), bongo (6), space drums (4); Calvin Newborn: electric guitar (1, 7); Ronnie Boykins: bass (1-5, 7); Tommy Hunter: drums (1), percussion (5, 6), space bird sounds (2), reverb (2, 6); C. Scoby Stroman: drums (2, 3, 5, 7); Jimmy Johnson: percussion (4); Art Jenkins: space voice (2).



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