September 28, 2008

Sun Ra Sunday


Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: On Jupiter (Art Yard CD)
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: Sleeping Beauty (Art Yard CD)


These two 1979 Saturn sessions present Sun Ra at his most accessible – groovy, dreamy, spacey, and suitably cosmic while reigning in the full-blown freakouts that can make Sun Ra’s music difficult for some (or maybe not quite the right thing on a Sunday evening). That is not to say that these are lesser albums. Quite the contrary! This is simply beautiful music! Essential! Note that these CDs are extremely limited editions and sparsely distributed. I got mine from Downtown Music Gallery. See also Lanquidity (Evidence).

--rgc

1 comment:

Sam said...

You're scaring me with this "extremely limited" business. I'm gonna have to settle for my vinyl rips for now, my budget being what it is! These are two wonderful albums, for sure. So, who do you think is playing the tenor sax solo on "UFO"?