Sun Ra

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Exotica (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 30, 2017
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Exotica (2017)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Exotica
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 127:40 min | 517 MB
Label: Modern Harmonic | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

Sensuous dreamscapes to transport the listener to the lush tropical environs of the outer reaches of the omniverse. Your choice of three colorful inter-stellar saucers or two compact saucers of “Exotic-Ra” bringing you to a lush cocktail party where space is the place. All packaged in a beautiful Chesley Bonestell adorned gatefold package with two sets of extensive notes!
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Discipline 27-II [Reissue, Remastered ] (1973/2017)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Discipline 27-II (2017)
Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz | 45:29 min | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 104 MB
Label: Strut, Art Yard

Recorded during the same 1972 sessions as Impulse's Space Is the Place, Discipline 27-II is definitely cut from the same cloth. The title cut is a side-long space chant number (just like "Space Is the Place"), presumably recorded as one lengthy piece, although the tune itself is divided into three sections (radio edits?). Listeners also get another in the instrumental Discipline series (Ra composed and recorded many Disciplines throughout the '70s); this time it's "Discipline 8." "Neptune" is another great space chant ("Have you heard the latest thing from Neptune?"), but the standout track is "Pan Afro," a great blowing session built on Ra's trademark interlocking horn riffs. A tough one to find, Discipline 27-II is well-worth seeking out, especially for those who like Space Is the Place.
John Cage, Sun Ra - John Cage Meets Sun Ra (The Complete Concert, June 8, 1986, Coney Island, NY) (Reissue) (2016)

John Cage, Sun Ra - John Cage Meets Sun Ra (The Complete Concert, June 8, 1986, Coney Island, NY) (Reissue) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 246.30 Mb | 1:10:01 | Cover
Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Modern Harmonic (MHCD-20)

This live album documents the meeting of two avant-garde legends, but it is not exactly a "super duo." The curious chemistry these two share is subtler and possibly more rewarding than that. John Cage was a quotable artist. On the subject of albums, he once remarked that “records ruin the landscape.” Elsewhere, in a treatise collected in his 1961 book Silence, the composer offered some opinions about jazz. The genre “derives from serious music,” he wrote, “and when serious music derives from it, the situation becomes rather silly.” Given those harsh judgments, it makes sense to venture an opening question about Cage’s one-off appearance alongside swing-and-improv icon Sun Ra. If Cage himself thought jazz unsuited for “serious” contexts and recordings lame, why should this document of their 1986 shared bill be anything other than a curiosity?

Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 8, 2017
Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol.1 (2011) (14CD Box Set)

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.

Merzbow & Sun Ra - Strange City (2016) {Cold SpringSun Ra}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 7, 2017
Merzbow & Sun Ra - Strange City (2016) {Cold SpringSun Ra}

Merzbow & Sun Ra - Strange City (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | RAR | 580 mb
Jazz, Free Jazz, Noise | Label: Cold SpringSun Ra LLC - CSR228CD

The constant and destructive waves of noise make this decisively a Merzbow record, but its cosmic mood and rhythms prove that Sun Ra lives in its DNA.

Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 6, 2017
Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (1979) (2008 Reedition)

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 and his Arkestra - Thunder of The Gods (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 26, 2017
Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Thunder of The Gods (2017)

Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Thunder of The Gods
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 42:41 min | 227 MB
Label: Modern Harmonic – MHCD-021 | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 2017
Avant-Garde, Free Jazz

A new Sun Ra album touches ground in the earthly bins, 50 years after its creation!
Sun Ra And His Interplanetary Vocal Arkestra - The Space Age Is Here To Stay (2016)

Sun Ra And His Interplanetary Vocal Arkestra - The Space Age Is Here To Stay (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 404 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 MB | 01:16:16
Jazz | Label: Modern Harmonic | Release Year: 2016

Although The Space Age Is Here to Stay is technically a compilation, chances are good some of these tracks will be new to even the most serious Ra fans, as six of the 16 tracks are previously unreleased and those that have been released are largely from lesser-known albums. The tracks span from 1958 to 1985, with each decade represented by at least two tunes. The songs range from jazz standards to space declamations to pseudo-gospel call-and-response stompers, and feature not only Sun Ra but the great June Tyson, John Gilmore, and others. By and large, these tracks are on the obscure side and the songs that may be familiar are represented by different versions. "Enlightenment" gets a circus organ arrangement and vocals by Gilmore and Tyson.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Thunder of the Gods (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 13, 2017
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Thunder of the Gods (2017)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Thunder of the Gods
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 42:41 min | 98.6 MB
Label: Modern Harmonic | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 2017

This new set of unheard songs is gripping and challenging, as to be expected from the the free jazz legend. Using oddball orchestrations, Sun Ra unfurls more complexities of the astral realm.
Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra - The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1&2 (2001) [2CDs] {Charly Records}

Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra - The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1&2 (2001) [2CDs] {Charly Records}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 460MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 218MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

These two discs from Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra are not, as their title suggests, parts of a singular or continuous work. They were initially issued as two separate titles – similar to the two-part Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra – by the Belgian BYG Actuel label in 1971. Both volumes consist of mid-fidelity and primarily self-realized and -produced recordings. Despite the claim that these sides were taped in New York City at Sun Studios, Ra discographer Robert L. Campbell notes that by the time these tracks were documented, the Arkestra had ended its N.Y.C. residency and returned to Philadelphia.