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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sun Ra & His Omniverse Arkestra - Destination Unknown (USA 1992)

The Sun Ra Discography.

Trying to catch up with all the Sun Ra CDs that have arrived the last few months and I am way behind, not hardly even looked at the large selection of Transparency releases that I obtained.
Another live set from the end of Ra's life, this was the second to last album released in his lifetime. The set kicks of with a very accessible and excellent Ra Groove in "Carefree" followed buy Ra soloing on piano with some support from brass and light percussion later in the piece, a somewhat more avant-garde piece although still more accessible than so much of the earlier music. The Arkestra sound tight and also more conventional, especially on the cover songs with Ra taking us back to his earliest influences and well as some of his earlier repertoire. So a good mix and a set that, although unmistakably Sun Ra, is starting to sound more like a contemporary Jazz group. Another good album for Ra Newbys to ease them in. Rating 3.5/5.

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