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15.04.2010

Sun Ra Days Of Happiness


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The Antique Blacks is Sun Ra Days Of Happiness similar setting for a Sun Ra poem, which encompasses "spiritual men", and Lucifer as a dark angel. The Arkestra is heard in conducted improvisational ensembles, in between the sections of the poem.

Sun Ra's poetic declamations provide the structure for "The Ridiculous I" and "The Cosmos Me", which also has a fine unaccompanied tenor solo by John Gilmore, keyboard improvisations Sun Ra Days Of Happiness Sun Ra, and closes with bass clarinet from Eloe Omoe.

Sun Ra's keyboards are heard with minimal Arkestra support on "Would I For All That Were" -- a fine synthesizer improvisation, with electric piano left hand accompaniment. Media Dreams. The trip also included concerts in Rome, Milan and elsewhere; these produced enough recorded material for several Saturn albums, including Media Dream.

These recordings, of which Media Dream is a great example, feature an instrument newly added to Sun Ra's arsenal: the Crumar Mainman. It's a rare keyboard, probably made in small numbers by Crumar, which manufactured synths from the late s until Martin O'Cuthbert also played the Mainman -- he uses it on several recordings from and it's described in that context as a "string synthesizer. It was reportedly the first keyboard to provide preprogrammed Sun Ra Days Of Happiness -- Sun Ra certainly uses that feature on Media Dream.

The album opens with Sun Ra building dark organ tonalities at the start of "Saturn Research," creating an ominous barrage in the lower register, while Ali contributes a subdued accompaniment. Ra's is an orchestral concept here, a depiction of an ominous, portentous scene. Unlike some of his other explorations in this musical Sun Ra Days Of Happiness the piece is not developed here into a large-scale structure, but presented as a short sketch, satisfying and complete in itself.

Applause separates it from the next track on the album: these are two pieces were clearly played one after the other in concert. As "Constellation" gets under way after the applause, Sun Ra lightens the mood, laying down rhythmic patterns with the Mainman, Ray's is the first musical statement over the top of these. Ra adds other keyboard layers above the rhythm to take the music in a different direction. There's almost a hint of minimalism as performed by others here, but the way Sun Ra bends and deconstructs the mechanical patterns are all his own.

In their original context, these Italian concert recordings served to Sun Ra Days Of Happiness Sun Ra's musical activity; his music was a cosmic newspaper, he once said.

Recorded in and released on his Saturn imprint inVolume 1 featured seven idiosyncratic originals and one standard 'Easy Street' delivered in Sunny's singular manner. Volume 2 was released the following year, and contains five compositions, all originals. A third volume was prepped but shelved, and this deluxe edition marks its premiere release. As with all Cosmic Myth releases these volumes are superbly mastered, and are available with copious liners notes by renown American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and additional overviews by jazz historian Ben Young and producer Irwin Chusid.

Repressed; Triple-LP version. Tri-gatefold cover. Disco Repress. Originally released in on El Saturn Records. Disco is one of Sun Ra 's greatest from the '70s. Sun Ra Days Of Happiness in Italy init features some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record. Original tracks from the album include "Disco ", an incredible workout on synthesizer, with a tiny bit of drum machine, a little "Space Is The Place" breakdown, and all of the wild sound you'd expect from a Sun Ra album -- plus more long tracks -- the sweetly soulful "Friendly Galaxy", a great soul jazz number, and "Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens", which has spooky organ, frenetic bass, and somber percussion.

Recorded at Variety Studios one day inthe album's five tracks comprise a solid jazz trio set. God Is More Than Love The album offers an intense set of cosmic vagabond moods, reflecting the telepathy that is the essence of small combo jazz. Other than an overdubbed second piano on 'Days Of Happiness' the five works were spontaneously generated and forever fixed: none of the titles recur in the encyclopedic Ra discography.

Originally released on Saturn in several small press runs under the alternate title 'Days Of Happiness' between andChamaeleon Church Chamaeleon Church realized artwork was never established and the album never got much circulation, thus it has remained a largely overlooked session in the Ra omniverse.

Nearly 40 Guido Y Maurizio De Angelis Afyon Oppio later, the record is long overdue for acclaim on its second time around.

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Shandar SR Nuits de la Fondation Maeght volume II. Live in London The Paris Tapes. Out in Space. Black Myth. It's after the End of the World. But to say that the instruments seem out of tune misses the point, since there is no "tune", and in any case the Arkestra did not know how to tune most of the instruments Recorded New York, [1] except Door Squeak From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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  1. God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be, an album by Sun Ra on Spotify We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes.
  2. Originally released on Saturn in several small press runs under the alternate title 'Days Of Happiness' between and , fully realized artwork was never established and the album never got much circulation, thus it has remained a largely overlooked session in the Ra omniverse.
  3. Aug 09,  · Discogs で Sun Ra - Days Of Happiness に関するリリース、レビュー、クレジット、楽曲などを発見し、Sun Ra のコレクションを完成させましょう。/5(63).
  4. The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 1: ESP-Disk' () Fontana STL Phonogram BT (Japan) Boots () Happy Bird B (German bootleg, ) Base ESPS (Italy, early 80s) Tobacco Road (German bootleg) Magic Music (German CD bootleg, ) ESP (CD, ).
  5. Dec 31,  · Art Yard present a reissue of Sun Ra's The Antique Blacks, originally released in The vitality you hear on The Antique Blacks is a testament to the unique energy of the community around The Foxhole Cafe in Philadelphia, as Ra honed his unique brand of Afro-futurism through the late '60s and '70s. Cosmic theater, spiritual chants, and experimental electronics make this record an .
  6. Nov 10,  · * "A Space Warning to the Planet Earth" - magazine article by Sun Ra (scan) Arkestra recordings without Sun Ra (post ) * Alash and the Extra Special Terrestrial Guests (Sun Ra Arkestra) @ The Rotunda, Philadelphia, 18 June & 29 January * "A Song for the Sun" - Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen / FLAC alternate.

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