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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Music from Tomorrow's World

The note in the album is from the original ripper, who mentions the unfortunate quality on some of these recordings. In my opinion, however, it is just more vintage Sun Ra that I wouldn't dare miss for certain studio recordings. Then again, he spent money that I did not..
The album is divided in two recording sessions. The first, Live at the Wonder Inn, Chicago, is fantastic--China Gate, and one of my favorites--It Ain't Necessarily So.
The Majestic Hall Sessions, making up the second part of the album, has its moments, certainly--Akhnaton and the Majestic series itself.
A nice release of some vintage Sun Ra.

Variable bitrate MP3s, ~112kbps (and worth every second)
Sun Ra and his Arkestra
Music from Tomorrow's World

Atavistic, UMS-ALP237CD, 2002

Included Tracks:
1 - Angels & Demons at Play (Ra)
2- Spontaneus Simplicity (Ra)
3- Space Aura (Ra)
4- S'Wonderful (Gershwin)
5- It Ain't Necessary (Gershwin)
6- How High the Moon (Lewis)
7- China Gate (Young / Adamson)
8- Majestic 1 (Dotson)
9- Ankhnaton (Ra)
10- Possession (Revel)
11- Tapestry from an Asteroid (Ra)
12- Majestic 2 (Ra)
13- Majestic 3 (Ra)
14- Majestic 4 (Ra)
15- Velvet (Ra)
16- A Call for All Demons (Ra)
17- Interstellar Low Ways (Ra)
Line-up & Recording Date:
Tracks 1 to 7: Ra-piano, electric piano and percussion; John Gilmore-tenor sax; Marshall Allen-alto sax, flute; George Hudson-trumpet; Ricky Murray-voice; Ronnie Boykins-bass; John L. Hardy, drums. Recorded live at Wonder Inn, Chicago, 1960.

Tracks 8 to 17: Ra-piano; John Gilmore-tenor sax; Marshall Allen-alto sax, flute; Gene Easton, alto sax; Ronald Wilson, baritone sax; Phil Cohran, cornet; Ronnie Boykins-bass; Robert Barry-drums. Recorded during a studio session at Majestic Hall, Chicago, a day of 1960.


At 3:16 AM, Anonymous Double-O-Soul said...

I love you & Sun Ra

At 8:39 PM, Blogger devilsthumb said...

just stumbled over these TREASURES!!!!!

thanks so much for these hard-to-find tracks and your informative notes

At 4:42 PM, Blogger lupo said...

This blog makes my day.
Keep on!

At 9:04 AM, Blogger devilsthumb said...

any chance of restoring Jazz by Sun Ra (1956) from last month (it's been trolled %@!!)

again, many thanks

At 3:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a great blogg. keep it up!

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was lost after Jazz Pour Tous - thanks for making available such adventurous jazz to is definitely the place alright!

At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

devilsthumb--will upload soon. on vacation.


At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

aswell this doesn't work


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