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
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.