Super-Sonic Jazz

Super-Sonic Jazz

by Sun Ra & His ArkestraSun Ra & His Arkestra

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Sun Ra had only been heading his Arkestra for a couple of years when they recorded the 12 songs featured on this 1956 session. But while the arrangements, ensemble work, and solos are not as ambitious, expansive, or free-wheeling as they became on later outings, the groundwork was laid on such cuts as "India," "Sunology," and one of the first versions of "Blues at Midnight." Ra's band already had the essential swinging quality and first-class soloists, and he had gradually challenged them with compositions that did not rely on conventional hard bop riffs, chord changes, and structure but demanded a personalized approach and understanding of sound and rhythm far beyond standard thinking. You can hear in Ra's solos and those of John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Charles Davis, and others an emerging freedom and looseness which would explode in the future.

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Release Date: 04/05/2019
Label: Not Now Uk
UPC: 5060397601568
catalogNumber: 7601568
Rank: 48473


  1. India
  2. Sunology, Pt. 1
  3. Advice to Medics
  4. Super Blonde
  5. Soft Talk
  6. Sunology, Pt. 2
  7. Kingdom of Not
  8. Portrait of the Living Sky
  9. Blues at Midnight
  10. El Is a Sound of Joy
  11. Springtime in Chicago
  12. Medicine for a Nightmare

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