Sound of Joy

Sound of Joy

by Sun Ra ArkestraSun Ra Arkestra


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This reissue, prior to the release of many of Sun Ra's Saturn albums on Evidence CDs, was often thought of as Ra's second recording although now several earlier dates have appeared. The music from Sun Ra's Chicago-based band of the 1950s (some of the same tunes, but different performances, also appear on Evidence's Planet Earth/Low Ways) is quite interesting for its ties to the bop and swing traditions are much more obvious than it would be in the near future. Ra's eccentric piano and occasional electric keyboard look forward as do some of the harmonies and Jim Herndon's colorful tympani. Two previously unissued cuts (other versions of which have also surfaced on an Evidence set) augment the original LP program.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/1994
Label: Delmark
UPC: 0038153041427
catalogNumber: 414
Rank: 58542

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sun Ra Arkestra   Primary Artist
John Gilmore   Tenor Saxophone
Julian Priester   Trombone
Charles Davis   Baritone Saxophone
John Avant   Trombone
William "Bugs" Cochran   Drums
James Herndon   Percussion
Arthur Hoyle   Trumpet
Pat Patrick   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Sun Ra   Piano,Electric Piano,Track Performer
Victor Sproles   Bass
Clyde Williams   Vocals
Dave Young   Trumpet
Jim Herndon   Timbales,Timpani
Dave Young Orchestra   Trumpet
David Young   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Charles Davis   Composer
Robert G. Koester   Producer
Pat Patrick   Composer
Sun Ra   Arranger
Tom Wilson   Producer
Terry Martin   Liner Notes
Zbigniew Jastrzebski   Cover Photo
Kate Hoddinott   Art Direction,Adaptation to CD

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