- 3 years ago
Playing tracks by
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra (From "Super-Sonic Jazz" 1956), Sun Ra (7" Single 1957), Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra (From "The Nubians of Plutonia" 1959), Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra (From Angels And Demons At Play" 1960), Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra (From "Interstellar Low Ways" 1960) and more.
This upload was 52nd in the #jazz chart.
A chronological exploration of the cosmic sounds of the Sun Ra Arkestra...
Most of the band's music in the 50s and 60s was self recorded using a simple tape recorder - the sound is often lo fi & primitive, but sometimes drenched in massive reverb. These records were pressed in small numbers and released on the bands own label, Saturn Records.(Most of these albums have now been reissued.)
Thematically, the music harked back to Ancient African themes but also looked to the Future & Outer Space. From the mid 60s onwards the compositions are often increasingly complex, abstract and multilayered, focusing on polyrythmic sound textures.
All tunes sourced from Mr. Aardvark's vinyl collection.
Dates given are recording dates rather than release dates.
Chronology mostly based on Robert L. Campbell's Discography.