Playing tracks by
Sun Ra, Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra, Project #2 - Sun Ra and The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale, Sun Ra and the Blues Project.
Sun Ra was born in Birmingham in 1914, Alabama. He was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances.
Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra was probably the most controversial, due to his eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the "Angel Race" and not from Earth, but from Saturn.
His mainstream success was limited, but Sun Ra was a prolific recording artist and frequent live performer, Sun Ra's music ranged from keyboard solos to big bands of over 30 musicians; his music 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, space music and free improvisation, and was one of the first musicians, regardless of genre, to make extensive use of electronic keyboards.
This is my tribute to the great man. I hope that you enjoy it.