Sun Ra - The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (Ltd Col.)

Sun Ra - The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (Ltd Col.)
Sun Ra - The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (Ltd Col.)
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Poppydisc (POPPYLP022)
Special Attributes: Reissue on coloured vinyl (yellow-orange splatter)
Release Date: 2013
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"...We all have to find out for ourselves. Personally, The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra sounds like the imagination at work, and from where I am sitting, that makes a beautiful sound...(

"...Sun Ra's only release for the Savoy label is a gem. Recorded in October of 1961, this is probably the first recording the Arkestra made after arriving in New York. As such, you're dealing with a smallish Arkestra (seven main instrumentalists, joined by vocalist Ricky Murray on "China Gate") that's still playing the boppish, highly arranged music characteristic of the Chicago years (1954-1961). Ra sticks to acoustic piano for the entire session, but various percussion instruments are dispersed throughout the band, giving a slightly exotic flavor to some of the tunes. John Gilmore plays bass clarinet on a couple tunes (as well as some great tenor solos), and Marshall Allen's flute playing is excellent, as always. This album was produced by Tom Wilson, who also produced the first Sun Ra LP, Jazz by Sun Ra (1956) for the Transition label, later reissued by Delmark as Sun Song (Wilson later went on to sign the Mothers of Invention to Verve and "electrified" Bob Dylan). With the exception of "The Beginning," all the tunes are very accessible..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 Bassism    
A2 Of Sounds And Something Else    
A3 What's That?    
A4 Where Is Tomorrow?    
A5 The Beginning    
A6 China Gates    

B1 New Day    
B2 Tapestry From An Asteroid    
B3 Jet Flight    
B4 Looking Outward    
B5 Space Jazz Reverie 

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