SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA - Gilles Peterson Presents "To Those Of Earth... And Other Worlds" - CD2 - STRUT125CD
Autores: Sun Ra, Sun Ra And His Myth-Sience Arkestra, The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And The Arkestra, Sun Ra And His Arkestra, Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, Sun Ra Quartet, Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra, Sun Ra And His Blue Universe Arkestra, Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra, Gilles Peterson
Editor: Strut / Art Yard
Géneros: Jazz, Free Jazz, Space-Age, Avantgarde Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
What do you make of a man who claimed to be the last of the Swing band leaders, yet dosed classic arrangements with LSD? Who wrote poetry about the “coming space age” and who dressed himself and his band in low-budget Flash Gordon outfits? Who lectured his audience on the Creator’s message to the cruel and deceitful Earthman and who declared that he was a member of an “angel race”? Was this guy for real? Sun Ra was very much for real. As well as a purveyor of spectacles, he made over 125 albums and near to 500 compositions over three decades, most of them for his own record label.
Sun Ra’s influence is hard to measure. The ‘50s recordings inspired jazz horn players to double on percussion (the Art Ensemble of Chicago, with their “little instruments,” took this trend the farthest). Sun Ra’s pioneering use of electronic instruments inspired little direct imitation but space-minded groups like Kraftwerk and early Pink Floyd must have been paying attention. Not the least of his accomplishments was to restore the element of entertainment to jazz after the cool ‘50s and angry ‘60s had sought to banish any kind of showmanship.