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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (1983/2020)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (1983/2020)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (1983/2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:38:33
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Modern Harmonic

While the most renown track in this omniversal opus is the atomic expletive-filled repartee “Nuclear War,” there is so much more to this dark mysterious journey through the mind of Sun Ra. The sprawling, suite-like 20-minute title track sustains a lyrical edge in spite of an open framework and textures, which encourage sonorities to surface and emerge from the band as if there was no human intention behind them. In opposition to “Nuclear War,” Ra's organ playing here was built less on bombast and sonic terror than it is on whispers, stutters, shivers, and swells. Fireside Chat offers a wide stylistic array, as was the artist’s intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything… except predictability.

Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)

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Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)

Sun Ra - On Jupiter (Expanded & Remastered) (1979/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 198 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:28
Avant-Garde Jazz, Cosmic Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Sun Ra, as well as anyone, proved that an artist could change with the times without being a dedicated follower of fashion. In fact, Ra and his music never stopped evolving. A series of albums recorded from 1978 to 1980—Lanquidity, On Jupiter, Sleeping Beauty, and Strange Celestial Road—demonstrate the influence on Ra of musical and production trends of the mid- and late-1970s, especially heavy, studio-enhanced dance floor grooves (traceable from soul and funk to disco), and atmospheric New Age "dream" pieces. But Ra never fully surrendered to these trends; it's arguable that he even embraced them. He adapted techniques, but what he created amounted more to reinventions than "File Under" genre works.

Sun Ra - Celestial Love (2020)

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Sun Ra - Celestial Love (2020)

Sun Ra - Celestial Love (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | 00:48:12
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Modern Harmonic

Celestial Love contains recordings made in September 1982 at New York's Variety Studios, which had hosted countless Sun Ra sessions since the late 1960s. This was one of the last extended sessions at Variety, and these recordings were the last studio works released on Sun Ra's own Saturn label (though the label did continue to press concert recordings, and new studio recordings did appear on other labels). Aside from their inclusion on Celestial Love, tracks from these sessions landed on the albums A Fireside Chat With Lucifer and Nuclear War. Since Nuclear War's contents overlapped with both Fireside Chat and Celestial Love, we have reconstituted the latter two as complete albums, thus covering all titles from these Variety dates.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Unity: Live at Storyville NYC Oct 1977 (2020)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Unity: Live at Storyville NYC Oct 1977 (2020)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Unity Live at Storyville NYC Oct 1977 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 503 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 195 Mb | 01:25:00
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Sun Ra Music

Recorded live at Storyville jazz club, New York, October 24 & 29, 1977. Quite simply one of Sun Ra's best live albums. This rare recording (originally on Horo records) finds Ra, along with a 19-piece Arkestra, playing a mix of his own compositions ('Images' and 'Lights') along with several jazz standards (including Jelly Roll Morton's 'King Porter Stomp' and Duke Ellington's 'Lightnin''). While Ra's own compositions were usually more avant-garde affairs, he always revelled in playing the classics as well in an effort to give his audience a lesson in jazz history."