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Artist: GEERKEN AND CHRIS TRENT, HARTMUT
Title: Omniverse Sun Ra
Format: Book
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $74.00
"Revised and expanded second edition of Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trents comprehensive reference Omniverse Sun Ra, originally published in 1994. Full-color 304-page hardcover book. French fold cover with metallic silver foil blocking on cyan faimei cloth. 290mm x 245mm portrait. Omniverse Sun Ra features many previously unpublished photographs of Sun Ra and His Arkestra in New York in 1966 and Germany in 1979 by Val Wilmer, and Hartmut Geerkens previously unpublished photographs from Heliopolis in Cairo, Egypt, in 1971, in addition to an updated comprehensive pictorial and annotated discography by Chris Trent, including chronological discography and alphabetical record title, composition, personnel, and record label indexes, as well as indexes of shellac 78RPM records, 45 RPM singles, jackets, and labels. Also includes essays and photo documents by Hartmut Geerken, Chris Trent, Amiri Baraka, Robert L. Campbell, Chris Cutler, Gabi Geist, Sigrid Hauff, Karl Heinz Kessler, Robert Lax, and Salah Ragab." - Art Yard.

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Artist: PATRICK, PAT AND THE BARITONE SAXOPHONE RETINUE
Title: Sound Advice
Format: CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
“”Of all the saxophones, it is our opinion that the one with the most distinctive sound, warmth and range that can reach into that of other saxophones, is the baritone sax." As composer, bandleader, and full-time member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Pat Patrick was a visionary musician whose singular contribution to the jazz tradition has not yet been fully recognized. As well as holding down the baritone spot in the Arkestra for 35 years, Patrick played flute and alto, composed in both jazz and popular idioms, and was a widely respected musician, playing with Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane, with whom he appeared on Africa/Brass (1961). But he is best known for his crucial contributions to key Sun Ra recordings including Angels and Demons at Play (1967), Jazz in Silhouette (1959), and The Nubians of Plutonia (1967), among dozens of others. But as a bandleader, Patrick only released one LP -- the almost-mythical Sound Advice, recorded with his Baritone Saxophone Retinue, a unique gathering of baritone saxophone masters including Charles Davis and René McLean. First issued in 1977 on Sun Ras legendary Saturn Records imprint, Sound Advice is a deep-hued exploration of this special instrument, a lost masterpiece of Arkestrally-minded Ellingtonia on which higher adepts of the lower cosmic tones are heard in rare conference. Unissued since original release, this unique jazz masterpiece now returns to the limelight. Released in collaboration with the Pat Patrick estate. Remastered and restored sound. Liner notes by scholar and musician Bill Banfield.” - Art Yard.

Artist: PATRICK, PAT AND THE BARITONE SAXOPHONE RETINUE
Title: Sound Advice
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $50.00
“Limited heavyweight LP version. Housed in screenprinted cover with inner liner notes sleeve featuring previously unpublished photographs of Pat Patrick. Pat Patrick: baritone saxophone, flute; René McLean: baritone saxophone, flute; George Barrow: baritone saxophone, flute; Reynold Scott: baritone saxophone, flute; Charles Davis: baritone saxophone; Mario Rivera: baritone saxophone; Kenny Rogers: baritone saxophone; James Ware: baritone saxophone; Hilton Ruiz: piano; Steve Solder: drums; Jon Hart: bass; Babafemi Humphreys: conga.

“”Of all the saxophones, it is our opinion that the one with the most distinctive sound, warmth and range that can reach into that of other saxophones, is the baritone sax." As composer, bandleader, and full-time member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Pat Patrick was a visionary musician whose singular contribution to the jazz tradition has not yet been fully recognized. As well as holding down the baritone spot in the Arkestra for 35 years, Patrick played flute and alto, composed in both jazz and popular idioms, and was a widely respected musician, playing with Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane, with whom he appeared on Africa/Brass (1961). But he is best known for his crucial contributions to key Sun Ra recordings including Angels and Demons at Play (1967), Jazz in Silhouette (1959), and The Nubians of Plutonia (1967), among dozens of others. But as a bandleader, Patrick only released one LP -- the almost-mythical Sound Advice, recorded with his Baritone Saxophone Retinue, a unique gathering of baritone saxophone masters including Charles Davis and René McLean. First issued in 1977 on Sun Ras legendary Saturn Records imprint, Sound Advice is a deep-hued exploration of this special instrument, a lost masterpiece of Arkestrally-minded Ellingtonia on which higher adepts of the lower cosmic tones are heard in rare conference. Unissued since original release, this unique jazz masterpiece now returns to the limelight. Released in collaboration with the Pat Patrick estate. Remastered and restored sound. Liner notes by scholar and musician Bill Banfield.” - Art Yard.

Artist: PATRICK, PAT AND THE BARITONE SAXOPHONE RETINUE
Title: Sound Advice (2017 Repress - Standard Edition)
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"2017 repress of Art Yards 2015 reissue. Originally released in 1977 by Sun Ras El Saturn label. Includes printed inner sleeve. As composer, bandleader, and full-time member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Pat Patrickwas a visionary musician whose singular contribution to the jazz tradition has not yet been fully recognized. As well as holding down the baritone spot in the Arkestra for 35 years, Patrick played flute and alto, composed in both jazz and popular idioms, and was a widely respected musician, playing with Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane, with whom he appeared on Africa/Brass (1961). But he is best known for his crucial contributions to key Sun Ra recordings including Angels and Demons at Play (1967), Jazz in Silhouette (1959), and The Nubians of Plutonia (1967), among dozens of others. But as a bandleader, Patrick only released one LP -- the almost mythical Sound Advice, recorded with his Baritone Saxophone Retinue, a unique gathering of baritone saxophone masters including Charles Davis and René McLean. Sound Advice is a deep-hued exploration of this special instrument, a lost masterpiece of Arkestrally-minded Ellingtonia on which higher adepts of the lower cosmic tones are heard in rare conference. Unissued since original release, this unique jazz masterpiece now returns to the limelight. Released in collaboration with the Pat Patrick estate. Remastered and restored sound. Liner notes by scholar and musician Bill Banfield." - Art Yard.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: A Tribute to Sun Ra/Latino in Cairo
Format: 7"
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressing. 45 rpm. Recorded in Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt in the early 70s. On side A: "A Tribute to Sun Ra" -- Salah Ragab (conducting, piano, drums, congas); Zaky Osman (trumpet, flute); Mohammad Abdou (trumpet); Ibrahim Wagdy (trumpet); Khalifa El Samman (trumpet); Mahmoud Ayoub (trombone); Sadeek Basyouny (trombone); El Saied El Aydy (alto sax); Farouk El Sayed (alto sax); Saied Salama (tenor sax); Fathy Abdel Salam (tenor sax); Reckardo Kready (piano); Sayed Sharkawy (drums); Moohy El Din Osman (bass); Sayed Ramadan (bongos). On side B: "Latino in Cairo" -- Salah Ragab (conducting, piano, drums, congas); Zaky Osman (flute); El Saied El Aydy (alto sax); Sayed Sharkawy (drums); Moohy El Din Osman (bass); Sayed Ramadan (bongos).” - Art Yard.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: Egypt Strut/Kahn El-Khaleely
Format: 7"
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Salah Ragab formed The Cairo Jazz Band, Egypts first jazz big band, in 1968. Ragab had studied with Osman Kareem, with whom he formed the first jazz quintet in Cairo in 1963, and would go on to accompany Sun Ra on a European tour in 1984. On these recordings, made in Heliopolis, Egypt, between 1968 and 1973, The Cairo Jazz Band features some of the best musicians in Egypt, including Zaky Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama (tenor sax), and Alaa Mostafa (piano), along with four other saxophones, three other trumpets, four trombones, bass, drums, percussion, and various other oriental instruments." - Art Yard.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: Present Egyptian Jazz: Ramadan In Space Time
Format: CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Salah Ragab formed the first jazz big band in Egypt (The Cairo Jazz Band) in 1968, he was also the leader of the Military Music Departments in Heliopolis. Some of the best musicians in Egypt of that time were members of the band such as Zaki Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama (tenor sax), Khamis El -Kholy (piano), Ala Mostafa (piano). On this recording, The Band consists of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, drums and percussion. This record represents The Cairo Jazz Band responding to the American jazz scene of the 60s and 70s with influences from Mongo Santamaria to Randy Weston and Sun Ra. These tracks were first presented by The Ministry Of Culture in Cairo as a Prism Music Production and released with an additional disk by the composer Soliman Gamil. This release marks the first time Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Bands definitive works are presented to the West." - Art Yard.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Beyond the Purple Star Zone
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
...& HIS OMNIVERSE JET-SET ARKESTRA "Beyond The Purple Star Zone is one of two Saturn LPs recorded during a weeks residency by Sun Ra at the Detroit Jazz Center in the last week of 1980. Just about everything that the Arkestra played that week was captured on tape -- ending with a marathon series of three concerts on New Years Eve 1980, when the music extended over nearly eight hours, and included over ninety identifiable compositions. There was scarcely any duplication of compositions throughout this marathon night, even though each concert was played before a different audience, the auditorium cleared between sets. The title track, Beyond The Purple Star Zone, is extracted from the second of these three New Years Eve concerts. In essence, its a French horn trio, involving Sun Ra, Vincent Chancey and a percussionist. As well as featuring on this LP as the title track, it was used again by Sun Ra when in 1982 he issued another Saturn LP, Oblique Parallax, to release more material from these December 1980 concerts. On this second outing, Beyond The Purple Star Zone was spliced together with music played on 30 December to form the piece known as Journey Stars Beyond. Rocket Number Nine also comes from the second of the three New Years Eve concerts, and is a feature for Ra and the Arkestras vocal dexterity, and in a quintessential Sun Ra touch melds other compositions in with this tune. Theres a Sun Ra poem embedded -- The Space Age Is Here To Stay, as well as fragments of a Gospel piece. Theres also an early appearance of another Sun Ra composition, Face The Music, which crops up occasionally in 1970s and 1980s concerts, before coming into its own around 1990, when, with a full instrumental arrangement, it was featured frequently. Considering the dozens of hours of surviving concert tape from this Detroit residency, its significant that none of the recordings yet auditioned contain the material used on this album for Immortal Being, Romance on a Satellite or Planetary Search. It is possible -- but uncertain -- that these are performances from this residency, the sonics are very close to those of the first two pieces from this album. At least one Detroit concert (plus one workshop) remain to be researched. However, the presence of an electric bass player and electric guitarist on Romance on a Satellite suggests that these pieces may have a different origin. All are fine pieces, for the moment they keep their mysteries." - Chris Trent.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Cosmo Earth Fantasy: Sub Underground Series Vol. 1 and 2
Format: CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
...& HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA "A classic Saturn experimental studio/rehearsal release, starting with eight delirious minutes of kora and piano frame -- almost certainly the Strange Strings instruments, whatever they were. And then Ras signature clavinet of the period and an unidentifiable double-reed instrument, probably played by Marshall Allen. Enter the xylophone. I sense youre getting the picture; all in all, 21 great later-1960s minutes. Followed by a lyrical standard with Ra playing acoustic piano and John Gilmore saying what has to be said: a live recording, as is the next. Congas, bongos, Ra on Rocksichord and singing in the Ra-African style. Some fine straight ahead jazz follows -- with serious electric guitar and great tenor playing. And so it goes on, winding up with full-on Space is the Place Angel rant from Ra -- not the best sound, but heartfelt. A fine, eclectic collection with enough gems." -Art Yard.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Disco 3000
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
First ever reissue of this very obscure Sun Ra album. "Wonderful 1978 El Saturn recording in first-class reissue by the new Art Yard imprint, with notes and two rare Val Wilmer photographs, and royalties to the Arkestra. Disco 3000/Third Planet/Friendly Galaxy/Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens. Sun Ra (keyboards & electronics ); John Gilmore (saxophone); Michael Ray (trumpet); Luqman Ali (drums.)" Liner Notes: "This whole Sun Ra Quartet project from Italy in early 1978 has a particularly experimental feel, unique in a particular way in Sun Ras huge and varied recorded output. Innovation is hardly unexpected from Sun Ra -- his music regularly pushes the envelope. However, this project represents a tryout for a different kind of music altogether, a small-group music. In the end it was a musical path Sun Ra left unexplored, it has little in the way of precedent or sequel on record. It has stood the test of time well." - Art Yard.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Hiroshima/Stars That Shine Darkly
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
...ALL STARS BAND "Beautifully packaged LP-only reissue of these 1983 recordings; "Hiroshima" is a side long solo piece for pipe organ! "I was about seven years old when on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was the first city in the history of mankind to be struck by an atomic bomb -- dropped by the United States Air Force. In our days the only so-called democratic government which applied this mass-destruction weapon for the first time and would not hesitate to use it again, asks other countries to stop the development of nuclear power. What a miserable Christian hypocrisy. Why did Sun Ra title his only acoustic document performed on a church organ Hiroshima? Despite my young age in 1945 I can very clearly remember the gloomy atmosphere in bombed-out Stuttgart with my family sitting around my uncles place in Schwaebisch Gmnd during the twilight hour and talking about this unbelievable criminal act against Hiroshima. Beside the depressed mood of the talk I only remember the (surely false) fact, that Little Boy, as the United States offendingly called their bomb, was only as small as a tennis-ball. Beside the well-known political call and response ritual, Nuclear War, Hiroshima, has a pipe organ solo by Sun Ra, recorded in a theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. By attentive listening, one can discover some other instruments too. One can hear a triangle, a bird whistle, a slap-stick or castanets, a tambourine ring, cymbals, and most likely, different drums. The record was released in 1985 on one of Sun Ras Saturn long playing records with the number 11-83. The flip side of this record is titled Stars That Shine Darkly... Recorded live at Montreux, Switzerland during the tour of The Sun Ra All Stars, early November 1983." -Hartmut Geerken
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Media Dreams
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
Sun Ra (piano, organ, synth, rhythm machine); Michael Ray (trumpet, vocals); John Gilmore (tenor sax, drums, vocals); Luqman Ali (drums, vocals). Live in Italy, January 1978. "Sun Ras Media Dreams is a real pinnacle of creativity for Sun Ra, presenting him in a quartet setting, with John Gilmore, Michael Ray and drummer Luqman Ali. Long unavailable, it is one of the key documents of Sun Ras stay in Italy during the winter of 1977-8. Media Dreams was recorded live in concert and presents many contrasting musical facets of this group, from the solo keyboard of Saturn Research and the quartet interplay of Constellation to the remarkable, informal Twigs at Twilight. Its a chance to hear Sun Ra play an expanded group role, using both electronic instruments and piano, and to hear the horns of John Gilmore and Michael Ray stretching out in more settings than in the larger Arkestra. This small-group music is unique in Sun Ras vast recorded output, and has stood the test of time." - Art Yard.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: On Jupiter
Format: CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
...& HIS INTERGALACTIC MYTH SCIENCE SOLAR ARKESTRA "On Jupiter uses more than the usual amount of post recording processing and mixing, nudging up to the jazz-rock/disco music of its time, but not getting too close. These are still eccentric, expanded, lurching musical beasts. And its nice to hear the oboe and bassoon -- so often lost on the live concert mixes -- so prominent here. The playing is great, as ever. This release along with Sleeping Beauty are two of the more accessible Ra releases and mark a rare experiment in quasi popularity by the band. They are both also, at present, collectors items." - Art Yard.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sleeping Beauty
Format: CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
...& HIS INTERGALACTIC MYTH SCIENCE SOLAR ARKESTRA "Originally released on Saturn Records in 1979, both Sleeping Beauty and On Jupiter are studio recordings by the large Ra ensemble (including electric guitar and electric bass) and, for the most part, feature the first recordings of the titles included on them (though most were played live a few months earlier). These two releases belong together, since they were recorded and released in close proximity and are both long, groove-based, pieces that range from proto-disco to relaxed groove-driven pieces in which electric piano, guitar and bass function as a ground on which a parade of events drift in and out; Sleeping Beauty is a chaotic, swirling masterpiece with lots of effects added to the instruments and an interesting mix." - Art Yard.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Wake Up Angels
Format: Double CD
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
...& HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA "Recorded live at the Ann Arbor Blues And Jazz Festival 1972-73-74. The classic big band with a full complement of singers, Tracks 1-10 (1972) feature the great Space is the Place Suite. After the first few minutes the sound is surprisingly good with great drums throughout; crystal clear. Presence and excitement are well captured, along with some blistering Ra electronics and the crowd cheering everyone on. A bass solo even: rare event. Tracks 11-18 (1973) roll straight on winding up with the long declamatory, dramaturgical, chant that gives this set its title and, so far as I know, appears here for the first time. Extensive notes by John Sinclair." -Art Yard.
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Artist: SUN RA & HIS MYTH SCIENCE SOLAR ARKESTRA
Title: The Lost Arkestra Series Vol 1 & 2
Format: Double 10"
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"A double 10" set featuring Sun Ra recordings. Initially released on two separate 10"s back in 2010/13. Volume 1 features "Along Came Ra", a previously unissued live track recorded in Paris in 1983. The legendary Disco 3000 concert tapes are on the flip. Volume 2 lifts three fine selections from the Sub-Underground Saturn LPs. "Love Is For Always" and the driving, roots-y "The World Of Africa" come from 1974s Temple U; while the myth-science poetics of "Space Is The Place/We Roam The Cosmos" comes from the 1975 Whats New set." - Art Yard.

Artist: SUN RA & HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA
Title: I Roam The Cosmos
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Art Yard continues their voyage into the omniverse of unreleased Sun Ra tapes with I Roam The Cosmos, an unreleased, previously unheard 1972 live session recorded at Slugs Saloon in New York. Fronting a stellar 18-piece incarnation of the Arkestra, I Roam The Cosmos finds Sun Ra taking the listener on a poetic journey to the outer limits of planetary awareness. While the captain of the space-ship declaims his message with Arkestra vocalist June Tyson as co-pilot, the Arkestra voyage into the solar centers of esoteric astro-black knowledge aboard a comet-trail jam on "Discipline 27-II". As current Arkestra member Knoel Scott observes in his liner notes, "Sun Ra was a teacher, come down to earth to spread the enlightenment of the ancients and advance the alter-destiny of humankind. This earth was not his home: he was here to wake the sleepers, and to make sure no-one would forget his message. The universe sent him to converse with us, and I Roam The Cosmos is another unique message from Saturn, delivered for tomorrows world by Art Yard Records." Liner notes by Knoel Scott and Irwin Chusid. Limited 180 gram vinyl pressing with tip on sleeve." - Art Yard.

Artist: SUN RA AND HIS BAND FROM OUTER SPACE
Title: Space Aura
Format: 10"
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Previously unknown and unreleased. Recorded May 1966 at the University of Buffalo. Engineered by David B. Jones. Sun Ra (piano, clavioline); John Gilmore (tenor saxophone, percussion); Marshall Allen (alto saxophone, oboe, flute, piccolo, percussion); Pat Patrick (baritone saxophone, flute, percussion); Robert Cummings (bass clarinet); Teddy Nance (trombone); Ali Hassan (trombone); Clifford Jarvis (drums); Ronnie Boykins (bass); James Jacson (log drums, flute, percussion;) Carl Nimrod Malone (sun horn, gong, percussion)." - Art Yard.

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