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Sun Ra - Space Is The Place (Music From The Original Soundtrack) (1973/2001/2023)

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Sun Ra - Space Is The Place (Music From The Original Soundtrack) (1973/2001/2023)

Sun Ra - Space Is The Place (Music From The Original Soundtrack) (1973/2001/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 462 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 277 MB
1:58:25 | Free Jazz, Space-Age | Label: Modern Harmonic

A celestial journey is just what Sun Ra and his Arkestra have created with Space is the Place. Sun Ra’s opus is at its simplest, a trip through outer bound melodies! Planetary bodies, eras in time, crystals, space caravans… Allow yourself to envision or feel a world away! Featuring an album's worth of previously unissued recordings from the same soundtrack sessions! These newly discovered tracks are heavy on the prose of Sun Ra, as he and June Tyson bestow countless bits of information and inspiration onto the listener.

Sun Ra - Ra to the Rescue (1983/2022)

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Sun Ra - Ra to the Rescue (1983/2022)

Sun Ra - Ra to the Rescue (Limited Edition) (1983/2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 311 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 MB
48:05 | Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz, Big Band | Label: Modern Harmonic

Ra to the Rescue is one of the rarer albums in the Sun Ra canon. There's a reason, and it has nothing to do with quality content (or lack thereof). When Ra and his business partner Alton Abraham launched their pioneering independent Saturn label in Chicago in the late 1950s, and on thru the 1960s—by which time Ra had moved to New York—each new album was carefully curated, titled, packaged with a printed, illustrated sleeve, and promoted in ads and catalogs.

Sun Ra - Hendersonia (Sun Ra Performs Fletcher Henderson) (2023)

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Sun Ra - Hendersonia (Sun Ra Performs Fletcher Henderson) (2023)

Sun Ra - Hendersonia (Sun Ra Performs Fletcher Henderson) (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 352 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 MB
55:10 | Jazz | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Sun Ra was never reticent about honoring his musical heroes. These icons included Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, songwriters such as Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, and Irving Berlin, even Walt Disney, whose film music Ra performed jubilantly and often. But no one meant as much to Ra as Fletcher Henderson (1897–1952). With the exception of Ellington, no bandleader's repertoire was honored more in Ra's set lists than the man who invented the jazz big band.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Prophet (2022)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Prophet (2022)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Prophet (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:50:49 | 244 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz, Space Jazz | Label: Modern Harmonic

Featuring what may be his only recordings on the Prophet keyboard, these once lost performances expand the omniverse of Ra across a stellar set of lengthy cuts! All recorded in a single day and finally making their terrestrial debut!

Sun Ra Arkestra - Living Sky (2022)

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Sun Ra Arkestra - Living Sky (2022)

Sun Ra Arkestra - Living Sky (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 337 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:59:25
Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion, Space-Age | Label: Omni Sound

For more than two decades, the disciple that has most visibly carried on Sun Ra Arkestra’s legacy and sound is their musical director, alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, the iconic fire breather and life force that restored the Arkestra’s vitality in the massive vacuum left by Ra and John Gilmore’s death in the ‘90s. Allen turned 98 in 2022 and, as evidenced by Living Sky, his influence and leadership remain undiminished. Marking the Arkestra’s first new recording since their 2021 Grammy-nominated album Swirling, Living Sky was recorded on June 15, 2021 at Rittenhouse SoundWorks in Philadelphia and features a total of nineteen musicians, including a strings section. It was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy winner Dave Darlington (Eddie Palmieri, Brian Lynch, Wayne Shorter).

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Ellingtonia, Vol. 2 (2023)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Ellingtonia, Vol. 2 (2023)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Ellingtonia, Vol. 2 (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 330 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 MB
1:00:25 | Jazz | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Here's a second volume of Sun Ra paying tribute to one of his favorite musical geniuses. And here's roughly the same annotation adapted from volume one, revised where appropriate.
Despite the fact that Sun Ra has over 1,000 titles copyrighted in his name, a good part of his concert and recorded repertoire consisted of works by other composers. He arranged—in his idiosyncratic way— tunes by Monk, Gershwin, Henderson (Fletcher and Horace), Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and countless others. But no one breezed into Sun Ra set lists more often than the "Duke"—Edward Kennedy Ellington.

Sun Ra - Sun Ra (The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note) (2014)

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Sun Ra - Sun Ra (The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note) (2014)

Sun Ra - Sun Ra (The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note) (2014)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 470 MB
3:25:05 | Jazz, Free Jazz, Swing, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Soul Note

The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets, which feature some of the label's finest artists. Sun Ra - the Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note features four albums in slipcases with original album artwork, housed in a sturdy box. The set includes the albums Reflections in Blue, Hours After, Mayan Temples and a Tribute to Stuff Smith.

Sun Ra - Prophet (2022)

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Sun Ra - Prophet (2022)

Sun Ra - Prophet (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 117 MB
50:51 | Jazz | Label: Modern Harmonics

Featuring what may be his only recordings on the Prophet keyboard, these once lost performances expand the omniverse of Ra across a stellar set of lengthy cuts! All recorded in a single day and finally making their terrestrial debut!
What happens when a Prophet meets a Prophet? The answer lies within these grooves.
Amongst the hundreds of recordings issued by Sun Ra and his Arkestra, under their various guises, the majority were recorded in concert or in makeshift studios such as their early 1960s set-up at NYC's Choreographer's Workshop. Beyond those, roughly 22 albums were recorded at Variety Recording Studio in New York's Times Square. However, on August 25, 1986, Sun Ra and cohorts entered Mission Control, a state-of-the-art 24-track studio north of Boston, which was teeming with electronic keyboards and otherworldly sound generators. Nestled within that arsenal was a brand-new digital ultra keyboard — the Prophet VS ("Vector Synthesizer").

Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Holiday For Soul Dance (Remastered) (1970/2022)

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Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Holiday For Soul Dance (Remastered) (1970/2022)

Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra - Holiday For Soul Dance (Remastered) (1970/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 201 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 MB
31:55 | Jazz | Label: Revola

Holiday For Soul Dance is as close to the jazz mainstream as any Sun Ra album. A rarity in that it contains no original compositions by the leader, Holiday offers seven Tin Pan Alley standards (two by Gershwin), as well as a new work ("Dorothy's Dance") by Arkestra trumpeter Phil Cohran.
Compiled from recordings made in Chicago around July 1960, it was released on Saturn a decade later. The album title, in fact, was configured from words plucked from the track listing. The release was one of five to include songs captured in a marathon 1960 recording session at RCA Studios (and/or possibly Hall Recording) before Sunny's departure for New York. Like most of these delayed releases, Holiday for Soul Dance was less a planned album than a collection of songs that fit thematically.

Sun Ra Arkestra - Swirling (2020)

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Sun Ra Arkestra - Swirling (2020)

Sun Ra Arkestra - Swirling (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 417 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 Mb | 01:10:54
Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Big Band | Label: Strut Records

The planets align as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, are releasing their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’.

Sun Ra - Universe in Blue (Expanded, Remastered) (1972/2022)

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Sun Ra - Universe in Blue (Expanded, Remastered) (1972/2022)

Sun Ra - Universe in Blue (Expanded, Remastered) (1972/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 346 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 MB
1:01:54 | Avant-garde Jazz | Label: Cosmic Myth Records

Universe in Blue, a collection of undated live club performances by Sun Ra & His Blue Universe Arkestra, was issued in small-run pressings with two different LP covers on Sun Ra's Saturn label in 1972. Until now it has never been officially reissued on LP or CD.

VA - Ocean Of Sound: A Collection Of Music To Accompany David Toop's Book (1996) 2 CDs

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VA - Ocean Of Sound: A Collection Of Music To Accompany David Toop's Book (1996) 2 CDs

VA - Ocean Of Sound: A Collection Of Music To Accompany David Toop's Book (1996) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 664 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 343 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb | 02:28:56
Ambient, Experimental, Free Jazz, Rock, Classical | Virgin | # AMBT 10, 7243 8 41367 2 7

The audio companion to David Toop's excellent book advances the case he made, that Les Baxter, Aphex Twin, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, King Tubby and My Bloody Valentine are all related by their effect on sound pioneering. A double-disc set, Ocean of Sound impresses not only with its incredible diversity of musical styles, but with how easily these artists work next to each other. The second disc includes consecutive contributions by Paul Schütze, the Velvet Undergound, Holger Czukay of Can, The Beach Boys, African Headcharge and Sun Ra. Besides illustrating Toop's point beautifully, the album is an excellent addition to the collection of any wide-ranging ambient fan.

Sun Ra - Ellingtonia Vol.1 (2022)

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Sun Ra - Ellingtonia Vol.1 (2022)

Sun Ra - Ellingtonia Vol.1 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 60:56 | 344 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Despite the fact that Sun Ra has over 1,000 titles copyrighted in his name, a good part of his concert and recorded repertoire consisted of works by other composers. He arranged—in his idiosyncratic way— tunes by Monk, Gershwin, Henderson (Fletcher and Horace), Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and countless others. But no one breezed into Sun Ra set lists more often than the "Duke"—Edward Kennedy Ellington.

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 & His Arkestra - Disco 3000 (Expanded Edition) (1978/2022)

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Disco 3000 (Expanded Edition) (1978/2022)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Disco 3000 (Expanded Edition) (1978/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 758 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 303 Mb | 02:11:39
Cosmic Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Every Sun Ra album is unique. Yet even by Ra's standards, DISCO 3000 is an outlier. However, it sits comfortably in the Sun Ra discography — because it's weird.