My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1

My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1

by Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraSun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra

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Overview

My Brother the Wind is actually more a companion piece to Night of the Purple Moon than its Vol. 2 namesake. My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2 is split between Ra's solo Moog workouts and full Arkestra proceedings, while My Brother the Wind shares the same lineup as Night of the Purple Moon, with Marshall Allen's alto, piccolo, and flute substituting for Stafford James' electric bass. Ra plays two mini-Moogs instead of mini-Moog and Rocksichord, with Danny Davis on alto and clarinet and John Gilmore on drums. But while the focus on Night of the Purple Moon was on composed numbers, My Brother the Wind is a much freer session. The title cut is just Ra on his two mini-Moogs and Gilmore on drums. One Moog has a bass-type setting, while the other sounds something like whistling white noise (wind?). "Intergalaxtic II" is a full freakout session, with both altos going crazy in the right channel, Gilmore's drums in the left channel, and the mini-Moogs in the center. "To Nature's God" is just Ra and Gilmore again. "The Code of Interdependence" has Ra really putting the Moogs through their paces, although Gilmore also gets some tenor space (with Danny Davis moving to the drums, presumably). If you're into the "out" side of Sun Ra, and like his singular and unorthodox Moog playing, try to find a copy of My Brother the Wind. [This release was remastered and co-produced by Michael D. Anderson (of the Sun Ra Music Archive) and Irwin Chusid under the auspices of Sun Ra LLC, the heir of the late music legend. Original session tapes were used when available and sound quality should surpass all previous CD/digital editions.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/24/2017
Label: Cosmic Myth Records
UPC: 0881626608319
catalogNumber: 2
Rank: 54758

Tracks

  1. My Brother the Wind
  2. Intergalaxtic II
  3. To Nature's God
  4. The Code of Interdependence

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