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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
Title: Live at the Storyville, NYC - 24 October 1977
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
...ARKESTRA "Quite simply one of Sun Ras best live albums. This rare recording finds Ra, along with a 19-piece Arkestra, playing a mix of his own compositions (Images and Lights) along with several jazz standards (including Jelly Roll Mortons King Porter Stomp and Duke Ellingtons Lightnin). While Ras own compositions were usually more avant-garde affairs, he always revelled in playing the classics as well in an effort to give his audience a lesson in jazz history. Red vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live at the Storyville, NYC - 29 October, 1977
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
... ARKESTRA "Day two of this rare live concert at the Storyville finds Ra and a 19-piece Arkestra again giving the audience a lesson in jazz with tracks like Rodgers and Hammersteins My Favorite Things, Tadd Damerons Lady Bird and Miles Davis Half Nelson, as well as a taste of his own classics (Englight(en)Ment and The Satellites). Clear red vinyl in clear plastic sleeve with blue lettering (limited edition 500 copies)." -B13.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1)
Format: LP
Label: BYG
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
...& HIS SOLAR-MYTH ARKESTRA "Restocked, new pricing. 40th volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. "A wild and passionate interstellar mix of free jazz, solo synthesizer and hard rocking cosmic philosophy specifically commissioned by the BYG/Actuel label (and apparently recorded in New York between 1970 and 1971)... this material would prove to be one of the cornerstones of the entire Sun Ra/Arkestra career... with Kwame Hadi, Akh Tal Ebah, Ali Hassan, Charles Stephens, Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Danny Ray Thompson, Pat Patrick, James Jacson, Ronnie Boykins, Clifford Jarvis, Lex Humphries, Nimrod Hunt, June Tyson and Art Jenkins. The 2 volumes that form the Solar-Myth Approach encapsulate the creative mood and the impassioned message that was going down as the 60s violently burned themselves out... in the cold dawn of the early 70s Sun Ra and his Solar-Myth Arkestra sent out their musical ray of hope to all who chose to hear it... over 20 years later and its effect remains both blinding and illuminating." -Edwin Pouncey
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 2)
Format: LP
Label: BYG
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
...& HIS SOLAR-MYTH ARKESTRA "Restocked, new pricing. 41st volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. Second set of Sun Ra studio recordings from 1970-81." -BYG
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Strange Celestial Road
Format: LP
Label: Celestial
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2015 repress. "The music on the record gives a strong indication of the willingness to experiment, the desire to take changes. You will hear young voices new to the test alongside the experience magnificence of Sun Ra and John Gillmore, the unsung tenor giant who has earned the praises of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, and if that isnt peer group recognition of the highest sort, I dont know what is. Theres plenty of safe records all around you. But if youre interested in being safe, safe from cosmic tones for mental therapy, then what are you doing reading this? If youre reading this then youve already begun your journey anyway." - Keith Spring.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Continuation
Format: Double CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
2013 release. "An expanded reissue of Sun Ras Continuation, originally released in 1970. A special two CD reissue of the hyper-rare El Saturn Records album, recorded in 1963, early in the Arkestras New York period, paired with a full disc of extra material. Loaded with John Gilmore, one of the greatest and rarest slabs of Sun Ra vinyl, on CD for the first time. Recorded on March 10, 1963 at the Choreographers Workshop in New York City. Remastered from the original tapes by Michael D. Anderson; Reissue produced by John Corbett and Adam Abraham." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Discipline 27-II
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Sun Ra Discipline 27-II, originally released on El Saturn Records in 1973. Arguably the last great original-era Saturn LP to be reissued on CD, Discipline 27-II has long deserved to be more familiar to Sun Ra fans and layfolk alike. Recorded during the same sessions in 1972 at Chicagos Streeterville Studios that produced Ras most popular and best-known record, Space Is The Place (1973), its got much the same vibe, from the 24-minute four-part suite of the title track -- an important conducted piece that Ra performed frequently in these years -- to the opening cut, "Pan Afro", with John Gilmores sensational tenor work. Sporting a percussion-rich 18-piece Arkestra, the music can be thick, voluble, and dense or it can winnow down to a small group, as on the delightful track "Neptune", a vehicle for June Tysons singing and the site of the indelible Sun Ra space chant: "Have you heard the latest news from Neptune, Neptune, Neptune?" This marks the first time Discipline 27-II has been reissued on CD. It has been remastered from the original tapes, includes a never published period photo of Ra by Charles Shabacon, and ends with an explosive bonus track from the same session, showing quite a different side of the same ensemble. Personnel: Sun Ra - electronic keyboard space age instruments, Moog synthesizer, vocals; John Gilmore - tenor saxophone, percussion, vocals; Marshall Allen - alto saxophone, flute; Danny Davis - alto saxophone, flute; Pat Patrick - baritone saxophone, bass; Danny Thompson - baritone saxophone, flute; Eloe Omoe - bass clarinet, flute; Akh Tal Ebah - trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals; Lamont Kwamie McClamb - trumpet, percussion; Russell Branch - percussion, congas; Stanley Morgan - percussion, congas; with Alzo Wright, Harry Richards, Lex Humphries, Robert Underwood on drums and vocals by June Tyson, Cheryl Banks, Judith Holton, and Ruth Wright. Cover art by LeRoy Butler; cover design by Alton Abraham. Recorded by Ed Michel at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, October, 1972; LP produced by Alton Abraham for Infinity Inc." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sun Song
Format: LP
Label: Delmark
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"2015 repress. This is the debut album by Sun Ra, originally released in 1957 on Transition Records under the title Jazz By Sun Ra. Tracks: "Brainville," "Call For Demons," "Transition," "Possession," "Street Named Hell," "Lullaby for Realville," "Future," "New Horizons," "Fall Off The Log" and "Sun Song."" - Delmark.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra
Format: Triple CD
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Together for the first time, ESP-Disk is proud to present all three volumes of The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra in a gorgeous fold out digipack. Originally released as two volumes in 1966, and with a third volume uncovered in 2005, the landmark sessions recorded by Richard Alderson on April 20th and November 16, 1965, have been hailed as a ...masterpiece of free jazz. To further delve into the Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra and his Orkestra, each enhanced disc in the set contains archival photos, critical writings and historical videos including the 18 minute documentary Sun Ra Spaceways. Digitally remastered from the original tapes." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
"50 Anniversary edition on Esperanto green colored vinyl; #d edition of 1000 copies. The astonishing sessions that went light years beyond "free jazz" improvisation to create a music of deeply felt, explosive and gentle gesture made from sound itself without reference to previous notions of melody or harmony are now reissued on 180 gram vinyl with Sun Ras original, self-created cover art. Recorded by Richard Alderson on April 20, 1965, this set of tunes finds Sun Ra breaking ground by using synthesizers and having the Arkestra musicians double on percussion. Remastered on 180 gram vinyl." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"50 Anniversary edition on "Esperanto Green" colored vinyl; #d edition of 1000 copies. Volume two of Sun Ras classic Heliocentric recordings from the 1960s. The astonishing sessions that went light years beyond "free jazz" improvisation to create a music of deeply-felt, explosive and gentle gesture made from sound itself without reference to previous notions of melody or harmony are now reissued on 180 gram vinyl with Sun Ras original, self-created cover art. Recorded by Richard Alderson on April 20, 1965, this set of tunes finds Sun Ra breaking ground by using synthesizers and having the Arkestra musicians double on percussion. More explorations of outer space by the spokesman for the space age. Manufactured in the U.S. by the original label. Digitally re-mastered." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Space is the Place
Format: Book + DVD + CD
Label: Harte Recordings
Country: USA
Price: $64.00
125 Page book + DVD + CD. "Harte Recordings is proud to announce the release of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Sun Ras Space Is The Place. This limited edition release will include a hardcover book, a DVD of the film with new producer commentary, and a CD of the soundtrack. It was forty years ago when Sun Ras galactic-sploitation epic Space Is The Place was released to theaters around the USA. For the first time, Earthlings were able to look into the reality of Sun Ra; jazzman, alien, legend...spaceman. Space Is The Place is a movie beyond explanation, and yet it still remains one of the craziest, psychedelic, music-powered head-twisting fest ever to hit the theaters. NTSC all region, 153 minutes. DVD: Restored versions of both the original cut of Space Is The Place and the uncut version (both with remixed sound by Gary Hobish); New DVD commentary from producer Jim Newman; Sun Ra & Arkestra home movies. BOOK: Essays from screenplay writer Seth Hill and director John Coney; Forward by Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips; Interview with Ray Johnson (who played the Overseer in the film); Comments about the film from Arkestra members Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson; Dozens of never-seen-before photos, taken on and off set during the filming of the movie; Over 40 pages of commentary. CD: Soundtrack with two additional tracks added that were never present on the soundtrack release, but are in the film." - Harte Recordings.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Cosmos
Format: CD
Label: Inner City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Cosmos is one of Sun Ras most coherent and even accessible recordings of the 1970s. The music is both avant-garde and accessible, one of the high points of the decade for Sun Ra." - Inner City.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live In Montreux
Format: Double CD
Label: Inner City
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Live At Montreux, a two-CD reissue that features Ras Arkestra coming up with their own versions of both swing standards and futuristic originals." - Inner City.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Shadows Cast By Tomorrow
Format: 3 x 7"
Label: Jazzman
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Boldly going where no other label has gone before, Jazzman sets a course for deep space with The Shadows Cast By Tomorrow, the first collection ever to reissue Sun Ras 7" singles in their original format. Jazzman has selected six otherworldly songs from Sun Ras back catalog of incredibly rare singles. Originally issued in tiny runs of as few as 50 copies on his own Saturn label, these 45s were often hand-distributed by Ra and his legendary Arkestra, meaning that only the most seasoned collectors have ever laid hands on an original Saturn 45. This set of 3 x 45rpm singles pressed onto luminous, glow-in-the-dark vinyl and packaged in a unique, custom-made triple gatefold screen-printed sleeve, contains a cross-section of Sun Ras visionary space-jazz that stretches from the 1950s to the 1970s. Featuring the mystical doo-wop of the Cosmic Rays "Dreaming"; wild man Yochannans RnB solar flare "The Sun Man Speaks"; the intense Moog-rock of "The Perfect Man" and mega-rare versions of classic Ra rockers "Love In Outer Space," "Rocket No. 9" and "Enlightenment," The Shadows Cast By Tomorrow is an overdue message to Earth straight from Saturn, delivered to you direct by Jazzman Records." - Jazzman.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The World Is Not My Home
Format: 3x7"
Label: Jazzman
Country: UK
Price: $43.00
"Following the unparalleled success of Jazzmans previous Sun Ra triple pack, The Shadows Cast by Tomorrow (JM 073EP), which sold out worldwide within 24 hours of release, here is the second and final installment of the labels foray into the intriguing, beguiling and mythical world of the Sun Ra 45. The triple 45 set includes 6 sides of Sun Ra in his various incarnations spanning three decades: "A Foggy Day," "Mayan Temple," "October," "Blues On Planet Mars," "Disco 2100" and "Sky Blues (Live)." 3x7" 45rpm set housed in a triple gatefold with a custom-made, hand-printed sleeve. Limited, hand-numbered edition of 1-999. Pressed on clear vinyl with a glow-in-the-dark 7" slipmat." -Jazzman
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Blue York
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
"Jeanne Dielman present Blue York, a collection featuring unreleased tracks from Sun Ras Arkestra from 1963. Herman Poole Blount, better known to the world as Sun Ra, lived more musical lives in his 79 years on this planet (and others) than seems possible. In the 30s he was the most rigorous bandleader in Birmingham, heading the Sonny Blount Orchestra and filling every waking moment with music or philosophical discussions, by the 40s he had moved to Chicago and performed with luminaries such as Wynonie Harris, Fletcher Henderson and Coleman Hawkins. By the 50s he had changed his name to Sun Ra and began performing with longtime Arkestra bandmates John Gilmore and Marshall Allen. By the 1960s, Sun Ras vision of spiritual free jazz was fully formed. This collection focuses heavily on the masterful tenor saxophone of John Gilmore." - Jeanne Dielman.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Saturn Singles Vol. 1: 1954-1958
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“Herman Poole Blount, better known to the world as Sun Ra, lived more musical lives in his 79 years on this planet (and others) than seems possible. In the 30s he was the most rigorous bandleader in Birmingham, heading the Sonny Blount Orchestra and filling every waking moment with music or philosophical discussions; by the 40s he had moved to Chicago and performed with luminaries such as Wynonie Harris, Fletcher Henderson, and Coleman Hawkins. By the 50s he had changed his name to Sun Ra and began performing with longtime Arkestra bandmates John Gilmore and Marshall Allen. Sun Ra started his own label, El Saturn (or Saturn), to release his own recordings as well as those featuring the Arkestra backing local R&B and doo-wop groups. Though the genres showcased here are more pop than the world has come to expect from Sun Ra, the vibe and feel is purely cosmic, producing some of the wildest, strangest R&B ever created this side of the sun. Essential early Sun Ra performances and productions, 1954-1958.” - Jeanne Dielman.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Saturn Singles Vol. 2: 1959-1962
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“Herman Poole Blount, better known to the world as Sun Ra, lived more musical lives in his 79 years on this planet (and others) than seems possible. In the 30s he was the most rigorous bandleader in Birmingham, heading the Sonny Blount Orchestra and filling every waking moment with music or philosophical discussions; by the 40s he had moved to Chicago and performed with luminaries such as Wynonie Harris, Fletcher Henderson, and Coleman Hawkins. By the 50s he had changed his name to Sun Ra and began performing with longtime Arkestra bandmates John Gilmore and Marshall Allen. Sun Ra started his own label, El Saturn (or Saturn), to release his own recordings as well as those featuring the Arkestra backing local R&B and doo-wop groups. This second volume of the collected Sun Ra singles focuses on Yochanan (aka The Space Age Vocalist) -- a wild and wildly original street performer from Chicago whom Sun Ra befriended (or an alias of Sun Ras) -- along with some other amazing Sun Ra sides (and tracks by Little Mack), spanning 1959-1962.” - Jeanne Dielman.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: This Planet Is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra
Format: Book
Label: Kicks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"This Planet Is Doomed, which collects the science-fiction poetry of Sun Ra, exploded into the stratosphere on 7/7/11, an auspicious day for numerologists and doomsday enthusiasts alike. 7/7 coincides historically with the detonation of 20 kiloton Little Feller II, the first of the last four above ground nuclear warhead tests conducted in the US. The date will also evidence interstellar overdrive when Saturn, Pluto, Uranus and Venus form an intense and rare alignment known as the Cardinal Grand Cross. This Planet Is Doomed serves up a traumatic torrent of future shock--deeply personal and critical commentary and unsettling advice to the people of Earth, who fail to acknowledge this planets role in the universe. Poet Amiri Barakas estimable foreword, together with science fiction historian Bhob Stewarts revealing introduction, set the stage for the heavy dose of the real and the unreal, which are delivered in the pages of This Planet Is Doomed. This book was collected from tape recordings and transcriptions culled from the Sun Ra Archives by director Michael Anderson, who worked with Norton Records to compile a total of six albums -- three collections of rare and unissued music recordings (on LP and CD) plus a trio (vinyl only) of unissued spoken word Sun Ra LPs. This Planet Is Doomed was expanded with the addition of several key lost poems which appear here for the first time." - Kicks.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Mystery of Being
Format: Triple LP Boxset
Label: Klimt
Country: France
Price: $58.00
...QUARTET "Subtitled: Voice Studio Rome 2,7,8,13 January 1978. Sun Ras legendary 1978 Italian studio sessions, now available together for the first time ever on vinyl! Long sought-after by collectors, these extremely rare studio sessions were originally released in 1978 as two double LPs (New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues) on the mysterious Italian jazz label, Horo Records. They have never been reissued on vinyl (and only partially reissued on CD) until now! With the help of trumpet player, Michael Ray, drummer, Luqman Ali and saxophonist John Gilmore, Ra kicks off the quartet sessions with the classic My Favorite Things, which features some superlative playing by Gilmore, while Ra pounds away on an old upright studio piano. In fact, for the first two sides Ra plays mostly piano, while on sides C and D, he sticks more to his new Crumar Multiman, an Italian-made synthesizer that Ra had purchased during the tour. These sessions are also interesting because they give listeners a chance to hear Ra concentrating on primarily his own compositions--many of which (i.e. Rome At Twilight Along The Tiber) were inspired by his time spent in Italy--but in a more intimate Arkestra-less jazz setting. Fans will be clamouring to get their hands on this before it disappears again for another 30 years." -Klimt
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Disco 3000
Format: LP
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $19.00
"January 1978 was a fruitful month for Sun Ra. As well as days spent in the recording studios in Rome, Ra, along with John Gilmore, Michael Ray, and Luqman Ali, played several gigs in Italy before flying back to the U.S. The magic music from one night in the Teatro Ciak, on 1/23/1978 in Milan, is preserved on Disco 3000. Disco 3000 is arguably among the most important documents of Sun Ras long musical career. Now available again through the Kindred Spirits/Artyard collaboration series." - KS Art Yard Series.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: On Jupiter (Deluxe Edition)
Format: LP
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
...& HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA "Whatever it was that sparked Sun Ra to investigate the funk between 1976 and 1979, we should all be thankful that he did. Having explored dreamy, languid rhythms before ‐- with off‐key arrangements and chants on records like New Steps, Lanquidity, Of Mythic Worlds, and Disco 3000 -‐ On Jupiter, originally released in 1979, sees Sun Ra really flexing his funk muscles, stretching the group like a rubber band. Blissful, flanged guitar threads its way throughout the title track, and Ra throws up piano chords and vamps all over an upfront, but fragmented bass pulse. But while the Arkestra might be getting their oblique grind on in the rhythm section, the music still carries those cosmic messages from the stars. Just as Ra transplanted the big band traditions of Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington into his own cosmic vision, here he takes the backbeat of funk and disco, and teleports it into another dimension. Despite revamping the current musical trends, the emotional core of this LP is something that Sun Ra never forgot. There is a story that when they were rehearsing ["UFO"], some of the musicians complained when Sonny asked them to listen to examples of currently popular disco records: "This is some hokey shit, Sonny," they said. "This hokey shit is somebodys hopes and dreams," he chided them. "Dont be so hip!" Something else to note on this singular LP is the way it has been mixed. Michael Ray, the horn player, was sent back to the Arkestra base by Sun Ra during the mixing session, and returned with "a handful of tapes," with which he then dubbed all kinds of percussion, guitar, and vocals into the studio mix ‐- bringing another ghostly, spacey element to the layers. This album stands out in one of Sun Ras most exciting creative periods, and its incredible to think of Ra, then in his mid‐60s, still pushing the group to further heights, and taking no prisoners. As he chants on "UFO": "I know you got a hiding place, somewhere deep in outer space! Watch out!" Housed in a heavy, rigid outer sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Includes a printed inner sleeve with pictures. Limited to 500 copies." -KS Art Yard Series
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sleeping Beauty (Deluxe Edition)
Format: LP
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
...& HIS INTERGALACTIC MYTH SCIENCE SOLAR ARKESTRA "This LP of Sun Ras from 1979 marks a pinnacle in one of the Arkestras most‐loved phases, as they embraced a funky, laid‐back groove and shuffled through three tracks of upfront bass, electric guitar, spacey Fender Rhodes, and Luqman Alis signature late snares. With this rhythmic core, the rest of the Arkestra step up with solos, slightly out-of-tune harmonies, and vocal chants. "Door Of The Cosmos" kicks the record off at a mid‐tempo pace with handclaps, vibraphones, a killer trumpet solo from Michael Ray, and a poetic chorus from June Tyson. But its "Springtime Again" and the title track "Sleeping Beauty" that really steal the show, so loose that they threaten to fall apart, yet somehow the music holds together as the group rock back and forth like a hammock. Its testament to Sun Ra as a band leader that he could get such restrained yet emotional performances from the Arkestra, floating in and out of time and tune, on the edge of disintegration. "Sleeping Beauty" stands out in Ras massive and varied discography as a true high point, with restrained and dreamy electric piano from the man himself, and hypnotic performances from Arkestra players like John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Francisco Mora, Danny Thompson, James Jacson, and the Disco Kid on guitar. This is the album 70s-era Miles Davis and Joe Zawinul wished they could have made together, but it couldnt have come from anyone, or anywhere, else. A favorite of producers and music lovers like Madlib, Yo La Tengo, Carlos Nino, Jimi Tenor, Tortoise, 4Hero, Kirk Degiorgio, Carl Craig, and Theo Parrish, this LP is quite simply a masterpiece, and anyone with even the slightest interest in Sun Ra and jazz should check it out. Inspired space‐age lullaby music of the highest order. This essential Sun Ra deluxe edition is housed in a heavy, rigid cardboard outer sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Includes printed inner sleeve with pictures. Limited edition of 500 copies." -KS Art Yard Series
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Antique Blacks (Deluxe Edition)
Format: LP
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $25.00
"Although Sun Ra wouldnt have called Earth home, there were a couple of cities that proved to have considerable significance on him and his music, and Philadelphia was one of the places that he really felt in his element. With the Arkestra HQ based at Marshall Allens family home, a period of stability followed that resulted in some of Sun Ras most well‐loved albums like Lanquidity, Sleeping Beauty, and On Jupiter. With the Foxhole Cafe and WXPN‐FM radio studio, there were excellent facilities for Sun Ra to broadcast his music to the world. The vitality you can hear on 1978s Antique Blacks is a testament to the unique energy of the community around The Foxhole. From Arkestra sax‐man Danny Thompson running the local convenience store, to the small but perfectly-formed Philly Jazz label, to knickers being thrown at Ra during a concert at the Foxhole, Philly lit Sun Ras creative spark from 1968 right up to the early 90s. On Antique Blacks, Sun Ra blends elements of free jazz, off‐key synth explorations, and experimental theater into an otherworldly concoction that doesnt crop up anywhere else in the Arkestras massive discography. He relishes his role as galactic narrator, with lines like "Lets try something different for you... Something like being alive, hahahaha!" sounding more like a quote from Zoltar rather than the Afro‐futurist bandleader we all know. Antique Blacks takes its starting point from The Bible and slavery, and throws these issues into the contemporary political frame hurtling up‐to‐date with late 60s Civil Rights. At this time, the Arkestra typically consisted of 20 to 30 musicians, dancers, singers, and fire‐eaters, combined with elaborate lighting effects and playing sets for 2-3 hours non‐stop. The Arkestra was a regular fixture around Philly, giving lectures and community workshops, drifting among the bookshelves of the city library, and performing at the closing party of the very last night of the Foxhole in October 1982. Rumors of increased UFO sightings over the Philadelphia airspace are unfounded, but one thing is certain: Sun Ra and the Arkestra will go down in the chapters of Philadelphias rich jazz history, just as non‐earth‐dwellers will make pilgrimages to the human metropolis known as Philadelphia in light years to come. Comes with an insert featuring an unpublished photo and new liner notes by the Arkestras Michael Anderson. Housed in a rigid, spot-varnished outer sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies." -KS Art Yard Series
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Lost Arkestra Series Part 1
Format: 10"
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $14.00
... & HIS ARKESTRA "Three unreleased tracks from the Art Yard Sun Ra & His Arkestra vaults. On the A-side is "Along Came Ra" featuring June Tyson. The B-side includes a beautiful edit of "The Sky Is A Sea Of Darkness When There Is No Sun" and "We Travel The Spaceways."" -KS Art Yard Series
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Lost Arkestra Series Part 2
Format: 10"
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $14.00
... & His Arkestra. "Three tracks taken from Sun Ras Cosmo Earth Fantasy album. The A-side features an amazing track filled with African rhythms and percussion called "The World of Africa," followed by "Love Is Always," a beautiful downtempo jazz composition. The B-side contains a wild version of "Space Is the Place," full of chanting and free improvisation." - KS Art Yard Series
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise
Format: Blu Ray
Label: Mug-Shot Prouctions
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"First release on Blu-ray of the definitive portrait of jazz great Sun Ra. Transferred to HD from the original 16mm film and lovingly restored." - Mug-Shot Productions.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise
Format: DVD
Label: Mug-Shot Prouctions
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Years ahead of his time, composer, keyboard player, bandleader, poet, and philosopher Sun Ra coupled images of outer space with those of ancient Egypt, acoustic instruments with electronic ones, and modern American musical genres (jazz, soul, gospel, blues, swing) with the sounds of Africa and the Caribbean. He also combined his music with dance, poetry, colorful costumes and backdrops, and pure theatricality, influencing other innovative musical ensembles as diverse as the Art Ensemble of Chicago, George Clintons Parliament Funkadelic, and Frank Zappas Mothers of Invention, and he was among the first musicians to use electronic keyboards and portable synthesizers in public performance. For his one-hour documentary, Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise, Robert Mugge spent two years shooting Sun Ra and members of his so-called jazz Arkestra in a wide variety of situations. Ensemble performances were filmed at Baltimores Famous Ballroom, at Dannys Hollywood Palace in Philadelphia, and on the roof of Philadelphias International House on the edge of the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Sun Ras poetry and mythological pronouncements were filmed in the Egyptian Room of the University of Pennsylvanias anthropology museum, in a sculpture garden in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., and inside and outside of the house he shared with key band members in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Interviews with band members were filmed inside and outside of the house, as well as inside their nearby Pharaohs Den food store, and a band rehearsal and a solo keyboard performance were filmed in the house as well. Transferred to HD from the original 16mm film and lovingly restored for the best possible viewing experience." - Mug-Shot Productions.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Church Organ 1948
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: Europe
Price: $19.00
"Sun Ras first solo homemade recordings eerily recorded onto a reel to reel in the beyond dark ages of 1948. Now that Ra is 100 and floating in the interstellar space, here is the blueprint of his trademark glee-spree sprawl dipped into the cosmic glitter of nothingness, alone in a empty church with nothing but his vivid and endless imagination to co-pilot. If the Carnival of Souls soundtrack by genius Gene Moore is enough to make you want to take it with you forever and drive off a bridge: heres more smiling golems of interplanetary lost-world haunts to pepper your eerie day. LONG LIVE RA. Colored wax, one sided very limited edition."

Artist: SUN RA
Title: I Am Strange
Format: 7"
Label: Norton
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Previously unissued early recordings. Sixties spoken word mysticism from Saturn, with otherworldly instrumentation! Absolutely brain bending and everso essential!" -Norton

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Strange Worlds In My Mind
Format: LP
Label: Norton
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
... & HIS ARKESTRA "Three volumes of incantations by Sun Ra and his cohorts, sent to sparse music backdrops, 1957-1982. Unknown, unhinged- let alone unheard recordings from the mystic mind of Sun Ra. This recently unearthed and meticulously restored series compliments our previous trio of early Sun Ra rarities." "This first volume includes a 1961 performance of Yochanans Message To Earthman, the only recordings vocalist Roy Stubbs did with the Arkestra (1962), 1957/58 recordings made in Chicago and a 1966 poetry suite." - Norton Records.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sun Ra Presents the Qualities
Format: 7"
Label: Norton
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Reissue of impossibly rare 1955 Sun Ra doo wop chants." - Norton. On red vinyl.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Sun Ra Presents the Qualities
Format: 7"
Label: Norton
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Reissue of impossibly rare 1955 Sun Ra doo wop chants." -Norton. Red vinyl.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Outer Darkness
Format: LP
Label: Norton
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
... & HIS ARKESTRA "Three volumes of incantations by Sun Ra and his cohorts, sent to sparse music backdrops, 1957-1982. Unknown, unhinged- let alone unheard recordings from the mystic mind of Sun Ra. This recently unearthed and meticulously restored series compliments our previous trio of early Sun Ra rarities." - Norton Records. "Our third volume of Sun Ra spoken word opens with a rare space story that I discovered on an unmarked five inch reel of tape. When I played the recording, I discovered an incredible story recited by an unknown artist, with Sun Ra going beyond the call of duty on keyboard. Included are two complete lengthy performances from this 1967 session.... The group recitation, The Outer Darkness, is a reworking of the poem I Seek A Better World originally recited by Ray Stubbs on the first volume.... We close this interplanetary poetry series with an extended piece, The Cosmic Visitor, incorporating This Is My Day, The Scheme Of Words, Black Holes In Space, and A Better World, performed live on-air on April 11, 1977 at radio station WXPN-FM... Sun Ras poetic incantations are accompanied by percussive musical arrangements or by a deliberate organ soundtrack, working with the rhythm of his words." - Michael D. Anderson, The Sun Ra Music Archive.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Sub-Dwellers
Format: LP
Label: Norton
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
... & HIS ARKESTRA "Three volumes of incantations by Sun Ra and his cohorts, sent to sparse music backdrops, 1957-1982. Unknown, unhinged- let alone unheard recordings from the mystic mind of Sun Ra. This recently unearthed and meticulously restored series compliments our previous trio of early Sun Ra rarities. Featuring 1982 recordings made for WXPN-FM, a 1966 medley of six poems and a 1968 NYC recording of "If You Are Not A Myth." - Norton Records.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Lanquidity
Format: LP
Label: Philly Jazz
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The album was originally on the micro-label Philly Jazz, owned by a Philadelphia recording engineer who knew Sun Ra from his live performances on University of Pennsylvanias WXPN. The album has become a much in demand rarity among the ranks of acid jazz DJs throughout the world. 180 gram vinyl version. Tracklisting: Lanquidity, Where Pathways Meet, Thats How I Feel, Twin Stars of Thence, There are other Worlds (They have not Told You of). Recorded at Blank Tapes Studio, New York, 7/17/1978." -Philly Jazz.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Other Strange Worlds
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
...& HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA "Within Sun Ras vast-as-outer-space discography, the album that orbits the furthest away from the known jazz universe is Strange Strings. Calling it a study in ignorance, Ra directed his Arkestra stalwarts to pick up unusual stringed instruments and homemade percussion with which they had little familiarity, and improvise without any guidelines or direction; the resulting record is one of Ras best. Now, Roaratorio is proud to issue a satellite around that lonely planet: Other Strange Worlds, recorded in Ras NYC apartment in May of 1965, dates from the same era and employs the same methodology as Strange Strings. But while the latter album featured the full Arkestra, Other Strange Worlds pares the players down to a core quintet of Ra, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Art Jenkins, and Ali Hasaan. Theres plenty of freewheeling collective improvisation in the Ra catalog, but rarely in a small-group setting such as this. Half of the pieces are texture-over-tonality string experiments, while the rest feature exotic reeds and percussion. Other Strange Worlds is a significant addition to Sun Ras body of work, and a brilliant example of free improv from the days before it had a name. Download coupon included." "Theres always more Ra being issued than anyone can keep up with. But this ones essential. Dont skip it." -Byron Coley.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Art Forms Of Dimensions Tomorrow
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
...& HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA "2013 repress; 180 gram vinyl version. Classic Chicago Saturn release, issued in 1965, recorded at the Choreographers Workshop, in New York, 1961/1962. With futuristic space interludes that are mindblowing... "This music, performed by a jazz band in the early 1960s, predates Syd Barrett, and occurred long before Tangerine Dreams Electronic Meditations. But you will swear you are listening to a lost Kraut/psych classic inspired by both of these. Solar Drums is everyone in the band grabbing a percussion instrument except for the man behind the recording desk, who plunges everyone into a swirl of echo until they tip and tremble off each other luminescently, plinking brightly in the dark...one of the most amazing documents of Sun Ras foresight. In these two recordings he anticipated - created? - psychedelic music." -Happy Dog Potatohead.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Bad And Beautiful
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
... & HIS ARKESTRA (2014 repress.) "180 gram vinyl version. All recorded at the Choreographers Workshop, New York, November or December 1961. Tracklisting: The Bad and the Beautiful, Ankh, Just in Time, Search Light Blues, Exotic Two, On the Blue Side, And This is My Beloved. A tape of these sessions was sold to Alan Bates of Black Lion/Freedom records (probably in 1970). It also included an incomplete, untitled piano and bass duet and an incomplete title featuring piano and percussion." - Saturn.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Continuation
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Recorded in the 1960s with Marshall Allen featured on Jupiterian flute and Danny Thompson on Neptunian libflecto. "...Continuation is an interesting late-60s date with a nice mixture of styles (ranging from) great slow blues, creepy space voice, very cool space-exotica, crazed circus fanfare and a cacophonous romp..." -All Music Guide.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Discipline 27-II
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Originally released in 1973. Tracks: "Pan Afro," "Discipline 8," "Neptune" and "Discipline 27-II." 180 gram vinyl." - Saturn.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Monorails and Satellites
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"2015 repress. 180 gram vinyl version. Tracklisting: Space Towers, Cogitation, Skylight, The Alter Destiny, Easy Street, Blue Differentials, Monorails and Satellites, The Galaxy Way. Recorded at Sun Studios, New York 1966 (a home recording)." - Saturn.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: My Brother The Wind
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
...& HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA (2014 repress.) "180 gram vinyl version. Tracklisting: My Brother the Wind, Intergalactic II, To Natures God, The Code of Interdependence. New York or Philadelphia, 1970." - Saturn.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Soul Vibrations Of Man
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
180 gram exact repro, originally released in 1976. Two flutes, cosmic ambience. "What is your soul number? Is your number up or down?"
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Universe In Blue
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
...& HIS BLUE UNIVERSE ARKESTRA 180 gram exact repro reissue. Featuring John Gilmore (tenor sax) and June Tyson (vocal). Tracks: "Universe In Blue Part I," "Universe In Blue Part II," "Blackman," "In A Blue Mood" and "Another Shade Of Blue."
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live at The Electric Circust (1968) / Newport Jazz Festival (1969)
Format: Double CD
Label: Transparency
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"121 minutes total from the Electric Circus in NYC, 1968 and the Newport Jazz Festival, 1969." -Transparency
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1
Format: 14 CD/Book
Label: Transparency
Country: USA
Price: $142.00
"A co-production of The Sun Ra Music Archive and Transparency. Thirteen hours of unreleased and ultra-rare music plus definitive Sun Ra autobiographical commentary, curated by Michael Anderson. Additional liner notes by Bennett Theissen. Volume one in this new series covers the years 1914-1959, across 14 CDs plus a spectacular 128 page 5" x 10" paperback book, all contained in a large box. Improjazz selected this box set as one of the two best reissues of 2011." - Transparency.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Its After The End Of The World
Format: LP
Label: Universe
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
Restocked, lower pricing; originally reissued 2003. LP version, gatefold sleeve. "Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on Oct. 17, 1970 and at the Berlin Jazz Festival on Nov. 7, 1970, at a time when Sun Ras Arkestra (featuring Alan Silva, Leroy Taylor, Lex Humphries, etc.) was one of the most innovative things happening the already innovative avant-garde jazz scene. Lounge soundscapes from outer space -- in Ras music we find elements of jazz, blues, tribal music, the occult, etc., etc., -- creative genius beyond measure who guarantees a mind-altering aural experience every time." 180 gram vinyl. -Universe.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Universe
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
Restocked, lower pricing; originally reissued 2003. LP version, deluxe gatefold sleeve. "Volume 1 features the first half of Sun Ra and his Arkestras live performance at the Fondation Maeght in France in 1970. Opening with Enlightment, sung by Sun Ra and June Tyson, and followed by The Star Gazers, a keyboard piece that introduces Shadow World, characterized by Marshall Allens chilling sax solo. However, the apex is reached by The Cosmic Explorer, a 20 min multiple keyboards freakout. These inimitable moments captured on this recording, confirm the greatness of this ensemble." -Universe.
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Universe
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
"Part two of Sun Ras 1970 appearance at the Fondation Maeght. An important document for this innovator of jazz. Improvisation, percussion, Afro rhythms, mysticism, and the occult -- all this and more is what the Sun Ra universe is made of. One of the most mysterious and fascinating figures in the history of jazz." -Universe.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Egypt Strut
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl Lovers
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $26.00
... ARKESTRA "In 1983 Sun Ra travelled to Egypt -- the land of great African kings and perhaps descendants of an alien race, and therefore, a kind of spiritual homeland for Ra -- to record two compositions by the godfather of Egyptian jazz, percussionist Salah Ragab. The second piece, Dawn, is a composition based on an Islamic hymn sung during the Arabic month of Shawall and features Ra playing the Hohner melodica. This record is particularly significant because, despite Ras enormous discography and tours to all corners of the globe, this is one of the few times he ever recorded with a non-African American musician. Perhaps Ra was intrigued by the fact that the two men shared the same initials? Or perhaps he was drawn to his exceptional talent as a percussionist... knowing Ra it was probably a little of both. Also includes Watusa, recorded live at Il Capo Jazz club in Cairo in January 1984. Backcover notes by Hartmut Geerken." -Vinyl Lovers

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live At Praxis 1984
Format: Double LP
Label: Vinyl Lovers
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $40.00
... ARKESTRA "Outstanding live performance from the mid-eighties recorded live in Athens, Greece. Here Ra and an inspired Arkestra test the outer limits of the new without forgetting to pay their dues to the old. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl." -Vinyl Lovers

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Piano Recital (Teatro La Fenice In Venice)
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl Lovers
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $26.00
"Sun Ra was an extremely prolific artist and while hundreds of recordings exist of Sun Ra, there are only a handful where he can be heard playing solo. This amazing and rare solo performance recorded live in 1977 at the world-famous La Fenice opera house in Venice, and featuring Sun Ra playing a mix of standards as well as his own material on piano, is a rewarding journey into the repertoire of one of the most controversial and unorthodox musicians in the history of jazz." - Vinyl Lovers
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Artist: SUN RA
Title: The Immeasurable Equation
Format: Hardcover Book
Label: Waitawhile
Country: Germany
Price: $95.00
"The second book documenting the work of Sun Ra to be published by Harmut Geerken on this private press, Waitwhile. The last one, Sun Ra: Omniverse was one merely of the most coveted cultural documents of the last decade. This new one features the collected writings of Ra for the first time in one place, in extremely impressive fashion. "The collected poetry and prose compiled and edited by James L. Wolf and Hartmut Geerken. With introductions and essays by James L. Wolf, Hartmut Geerken, Sigrid Hauff, Klaus Detlef Thiel and Brent Edwards. Hardcover. Private print." 530 pages; limited availability." - Wait Awhile.
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