SUN RAMarshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra

Genre: Jazz / Fusion
Label: Strut

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Artikelnummer: 018311 Veröffentlichung: Tue, 30 Nov 2021

Beschreibung

“Sun Ra said he came from Saturn, because white America treated him like an alien, like a creature from outer space, so he became one, an anarcho-emperor of the fantastic, who made it to the moon before America or Russia, because the moon was nowhere near as far out as he could really go.“ – Paul Morley
Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra’s 100th birthday with ’In The Orbit Of Ra’, a new collection presented by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Ra highights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, mastered from the original tapes with extended and unreleased tracks.

In addition to the track selection, the release features recollections and contributions from some of the core Arkestra line-up including Marshall Allen, Michael Ray, Knoel Scott and Danny Ray Thompson. For the music, the selection takes us through the huge variety and intricacy of the Arkestra’s work covering the ‘60s to early ‘80s, from the celestial blues of ‘Spontaneous Simplicity’ and ‘Plutonian Nights’ to the urgent jazz of ‘Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus’ and ‘Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens’. The album features an exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra track from the Art Yard archives, the acoustic ‘Trying To Put The Blame On Me’ recorded live in Rome in 1977, along with a previously unreleased Part 1 of ‘Reflects Motion’ from 1962 and an unheard extended version of ‘Island In The Sun’ from the late ‘60s.
‘In The Orbit Of Ra’ is released on 2CD, 2LP and digital formats. Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare photos by Val Wilmer.

Tracks

01. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Orchestra - Somewhere In Space
02. Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra - The Lady With The Golden Stockings (a.k.a. The Golden Lady)
03. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Somebody Else's World
04. Spontaneous Simplicity
05. Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra - Plutonian Nights
06. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra - Angels And Demons At Play
07. Island In The Sun (Extended Version)
08. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Orchestra - Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus
09. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - Solar Differentials
10. Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Astro Black
11. Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune
12. Dance Of The Cosmo-Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978)
13. Trying To Put The Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977)
14. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra - Planet Earth
15. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra - The Nile
16. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion (Part One)
17. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - Reflects Motion (Part Two)
18. Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Ancient Aiethiopia
19. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Orchestra - Interplanetary Music
20. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra - We Travel The Spaceways