- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Sun Ra And His Solar-Infinity Arkestra, The Cosmic Ray With The Sun Ra And His Arkestra, Sun Ra, Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra, Sun Ra Meets Salah Rgab In Egypte and more.
Sun Ra ( May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy,", borned in Birmingham, Alabama.
Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra was probably the most controversial because of Sun Ra's eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the "Angel Race" and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona using "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism. He preached awareness and peace above all. He abandoned his birth name and took on the name and persona of Sun Ra (Ra being the Egyptian God of the Sun).
His music ranged from keyboard solos to big bands of over 30 musicians and touched on virtually the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing music, from bebop to free jazz. He was also a pioneer of electronic music.
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