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Billy Bang with Sun Ra, John Ore, Andrew Cyrille - A Tribute to Stuff Smith (1993)

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Billy Bang with Sun Ra, John Ore, Andrew Cyrille - A Tribute to Stuff Smith (1993)

Billy Bang with Sun Ra, John Ore, Andrew Cyrille - A Tribute to Stuff Smith (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 241 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Soul Note (121216-2)

Forty years before recording this very interesting CD, keyboardist Sun Ra made his debut on records on a duet with violinist Stuff Smith, playing a haunting version of "Deep Purple." For this CD (one of Ra's final sessions) the quartet workout with violinist Billy Bang finds Ra doing a new version of "Deep Purple" and performing a variety of tunes associated with Smith. Actually, Ra was a bit hemmed in by the concept, and his conception of time was different than Bang's, so there is a certain amount of tension in the music. Also, Billy Bang has a much rougher sound and a freer style than Stuff Smith, but the end results are well worth hearing.

Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition) **[RE-UP]**

Posted By: shamanicus
Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition) **[RE-UP]**

Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png) | 194 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 81 mb
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Funk, Big Band | Label: Art Yard - ART YARD CD003

This is the great late-night Sun Ra chillout album you never knew about. The band had been working in a more groove-oriented setting off and on for over a year, as evidenced by the albums Lanquidity and On Jupiter, with both featuring prominent electric bass and electric guitar. Sleeping Beauty picks up right where On Jupiter left off, with the gentle, swaying "Springtime Again" echoing the same mellow vibe of "Seductive Fantasy" from On Jupiter.

Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set) **[RE-UP]**

Posted By: shamanicus
Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set) **[RE-UP]**

Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers - Front, Back | 3.35 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 2.15 Gb
Jazz, Doo Wop, Big Band, R&B, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Transparency - TRANS 0316

Thirteen hours of unreleased and ultra-rare music. The Eternal Myth Revealed is a 14 disc docu-biography of Ra's life and career, from his birth in 1914 up to 1959. In addition to his own music, it includes music he was influenced by, and a lot of stuff he may or may not have had a hand in as arranger, vocal coach, pianist or something else. Sun Ra's output was as prolific as Ellington's, and discographers have had nightmares and arguments attempting to document it accurately.

Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition) (1978/2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition) (1978/2021)

Sun Ra - Lanquidity (Definitive Edition) (1978/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 514 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 210 Mb | 01:31:26
Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Strut Records

Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra’s classic ‘Lanquidity’ album from 1978 with brand new 4LP box set and 2CD editions, featuring the widely distributed version of the album alongside alternative mixes by Bob Blank originally released in limited quantities for a 1978 Arkestra gig at Georgia Tech. Both versions of the album are cut loud at 45 rpm over 2LPs each.

Sun Ra - My Sun Song (2021)

Posted By: ciklon5
Sun Ra - My Sun Song (2021)

Sun Ra - My Sun Song (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:19:42 | 182 / 429 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Night Train

À la tête de son Arkestra, Sun Ra a enregistré plus de 200 albums, le plus souvent sur son label Saturn depuis la fin des années 50. Vénéré (ou détesté) pour ses compositions à tiroirs et ses performances phénoménales autant que pour la bizarroïde philosophie cosmique qu'il prêchait, le pianiste d’Alabama fut un bruitiste qui influencera de nombreux acteurs de la scène expérimentale des années 70 à nos jours. Un créateur à part que ce Sun Ra répétant inlassablement : « Certaines personnes sont contrôlées par des forces venues d’autres planètes. J’en fais partie, donc je ne suis pas réellement libre ».

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

Posted By: delpotro
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)

Posted By: delpotro
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 - Monorails and Satellites Vols. 1, 2 and 3 (2019)

Posted By: delpotro
Sun Ra - Monorails and Satellites Vols. 1, 2 and 3 (2019)

Sun Ra - Monorails and Satellites Vols. 1, 2 and 3 (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 387 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 251 Mb | 01:49:41
Jazz, Piano | Label: Cosmic Myth Records

"I have always thought orchestra. I play that way, even when playing the piano." — Sun Ra. Monorails and Satellites were two volumes of solo piano works recorded by Sun Ra in 1966. Volume 1 was issued on his Saturn label in 1968, volume 2 the following year. They were the first commercial LPs of the artist's solo keyboard excursions. Vol. 1 featured seven idiosyncratic Sun Ra originals and one standard delivered in Sunny's singular manner. Vol. 2 consists entirely of original compositions. A tape of a third, unreleased volume was discovered posthumously by Michael D. Anderson of the Sun Ra Music Archive. Released here for the first time, it consists of five originals and four standards, and was recorded in stereo.

Sun Ra - Of Abstract Dreams (2018)

Posted By: delpotro
Sun Ra - Of Abstract Dreams (2018)

Sun Ra - Of Abstract Dreams (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:39:15 | 171 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Strut Records

Strut and Art Yard present another exclusive from the vast catalogue of cosmic jazz pioneer Sun Ra: a previously unreleased radio session most likely recorded at the WXPN FM radio studios in Philadelphia, 1974-5.

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Egypt 1971 (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Egypt 1971 (2020)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Egypt 1971 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 559 Mb | 04:03:30
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Strut Records

Strut presents the 4CD edition of Sun Ra's 'Egypt 1971', documenting Sun Ra's first trip to Egypt with his Arkestra in December 1971.

Sun Ra And His Astro-Galactic-Infinity-Arkestra - Dark Myth Equation Visitation (2020)

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Sun Ra And His Astro-Galactic-Infinity-Arkestra - Dark Myth Equation Visitation (2020)

Sun Ra And His Astro-Galactic-Infinity-Arkestra - Dark Myth Equation Visitation (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 Mb | 00:40:38
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Strut Records

Following on immediately, Dark Myth Visitation Equation might be better known to some as Sun Ra In Egypt Vol.1 or alternatively, Nature's God. It's an album based in part on a Cairo TV broadcast, and the general tone of the record tends to eschew electronics in favour of the Arkestra's more conventional cosmic shuffle. Finishing off the album is the highly surreal 'Why Go To The Moon?', Sun Ra's equivalent of a three-minute pop song, drawing on a weird gospel feel and the usual interplanetary subject matter.

Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Nidhamu (1972/2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Nidhamu (1972/2020)

Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - Nidhamu (1972/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 158 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:14
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Strut Records

Strut presents the original albums ‘Dark Myth Equation Visitation’, ‘Nidhamu’ and ‘Horizon’ released as individual LPs, documenting Sun Ra’s first trip to Egypt with his Arkestra in December 1971. In the years leading up to 1971, Sun Ra wrote many compositions and poems specifically inspired by the ancient African Kingdoms and many others with associated mythological and heliocentric connotations. As such, a visit to Egypt and the opportunity for the Arkestra to play there was a matter of necessity. Ra’s first ever concerts outside of the US had occurred in late summer and autumn of 1970 with performances in France, Germany and the UK and a second European tour was arranged for late 1971. At the end of that second tour, Ra caught wind of cheap flights from Denmark to Cairo.

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Horizon (1972/2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Horizon (1972/2020)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Horizon (1972/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | 01:07:51
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Strut Records

The impact and significance of these few weeks upon Sun Ra can be measured by the growth and development of his output over the next few years; the immediate post-Egypt period included new studio and live recordings on the Saturn, Blue Thumb, Atlantic and Impulse labels and the ‘Space Is The Place’ movie. Ra also edited the three LPs of the ‘Live In Egypt’ series which were subsequently released on his Saturn record label and its affiliated twin, Thoth Intergalactic: ‘Dark Myth Equation Visitation’, ‘Nidhamu’ and ‘Horizon’. This 4CD set features these albums alongside previously unreleased material from the December 1971 recordings. All tracks are remastered from the original tapes.

Sun Ra And His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Pathways to Unknown Worlds (1975/2019)

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Sun Ra And His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Pathways to Unknown Worlds (1975/2019)

Sun Ra And His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Pathways to Unknown Worlds (1975/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:57:18 | 327 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Modern Harmonic

Pathways to Unknown Worlds was originally issued on LP in 1975 as part of Sun Ra's ill-fated and short-lived ABC/Impulse! Records partnership. ABC offered an ambitious deal that promised dozens of remastered editions of Sun Ra's Saturn back catalog along with a slew of new titles. The launch fizzled shortly after liftoff, but not before introducing two vital albums to the Ra catalog: Astro Black and Pathways. (Astro Black was reissued in all formats by Modern Harmonic in 2018.)