Ra 2:45 The Beginning Ra 6:27 China Gate Side B: New Day Ra 4:48 Tapestry from an Asteroid Ra 2:56 Jet Flight Ra 3:12 Looking Outward Ra 2:46 Space Jazz Reverie Ra 4:51 Bonus Tracks on Lonehill reissue: 1. Kingdom of Thunder Sun Ra-Allen 3:50 3. Be the first to add a comment for this album -! The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra, recorded in 1961, consists of a range of simmering, swinging, riffing tunes full of deft counterpoint. Your comment: or to comment on this album. Percussion by the members of the Arkestra. Ra 2:11 Where is Tomorrow? Your rating: or to assign a rating to this album. Sun Ra stated that he wanted to create otherworldly emotions on this album.
However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help. John Gilmore plays bass clarinet on a couple tunes as well as some great tenor solos , and Marshall Allen's flute playing is excellent, as always. What exactly are these new, otherworldly emotions? It is considered one of Ra's more accessible works, perhaps a gateway album. And as it appears, every which way stands a queue—calling too in question the being of the house itself. Tracklist: A1 Bassism A2 Of Wounds And Something Else A3 What's That A4 Where Is Tomorrow A5 The Beginning A6 China Gates Vocals — B1 New Day B2 Tapestry From An Asteroid B3 Jet Flight B4 Looking Outward B5 Space Jazz Reverie 256 kbps, cover art included Glad you found us again. All of these titles evoke something unknown, something unfamiliar, pointing the listener to some unexplored place.
Ra sticks to acoustic piano for the entire session, but various percussion instruments are dispersed throughout the band, giving a slightly exotic flavor to some of the tunes. The Arkestra adorns it with a trance-like flute figure and a distant, yearning bass clarinet drone. Support the artists, visit their concerts or do anything else to support cultural activities. If you disagree with a post, tell us and it shall be removed. Of Wounds and Something Else 3. Sun Ra's only release for the Savoy label is a gem.
The familiar becomes unfamiliar, and hence, something new and exciting. Personally, The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra sounds like the imagination at work, and from where I am sitting, that makes a beautiful sound. . Early Autumn Herman-Mercer-Burns 4:50 2. The music somehow feels surreal and dreamlike as well.
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below! It was the group's first album after moving from to , and was produced by Tom Wilson, who would later work with rock artists like , , , and The. It aims to be a resource and research tool for the exploration of music as a part of cultural and social history, as a form of critique and celebration. If you're familiar with , you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. This is one to play for the mistaken folks who think the Arkestra did nothing but make noise. Next, we can look at his musical forms, in and of themselves familiar.
It is made out of passion, without any commercial purpose. Most of the numbers bear titles having to do with space or flight. We could restore most of the postings, but sadly we lost all your encouraging comments. The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra is a 1961 album recorded by and his Arkestra. Distant Stars Sun Ra-Boykins 2:57 4. Recorded in October of 1961, this is probably the first recording the Arkestra made after arriving in New York. We Travel the Spaceways Ra 3:24 7.
Space Aura Ra 3:10 6. Some might mistake those unsettling feelings for detachment, or worse, emotional vacuum. For me to try and pin it down for you would be go against the grain of what the music is trying to say. On the surface, these tunes show a rather restrained side of Ra and his Arkestra, yet below that surface lurk some unsettling emotions. The music on this blog is intended to promote artists and labels and eventually to save the sound for future listening.
We all have to find out for ourselves. and Where is Tomorrow? Tapestry from an Asteroid 9. The question is should we move in, out, or just linger at the doorway. In case of a future close down of this blog, please check out. If you like the music, go try and buy the original if available. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. The Arkestra instead presents on this album a collection of emotions that cannot readily be pinned down with a name.