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Sun Ra - Secrets of the Sun

Sun Ra - Secrets of the Sun

$ 19.99

Artist: Sun Ra |  Label: Saturn  |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Jazz | Album Condition: New  |  Cover Condition: Sealed

Sun Ra
Saturn Records 9954
An essential and, until its long overdue reissue in 2008, frustratingly elusive slice of seminal early Arkestra material, SECRETS OF THE SUN was recorded shortly after Sun Ra relocated from Chicago to New York in the early sixties and features a set of spare, brooding compositions performed by one of Ra's most powerful early ensembles. Clarinetist John Gilmore, guitarist Calvin Newborn and trumpeter Eddie Gale all make meaningful contributions to this dark, sometimes inscrutable outing, which bears traces of Ra's lingering obsession with doo-wop and his perennial fascination with themes of interstellar travel. Atavistic's lovingly assembled reissue includes the stunning, previously unreleased bonus track "Flight To Mars," a 17-minute long opus that anticipates some of the Arkestra's wilder experiments of the mid and late `60s. ~ John Corbett
Arkestra includes John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, Calvin Newborn, Ronnie Boykins, Timmy Hunter, and others in various combinations. 

Tracks are;

Friendly Galaxy 
Solar Differentials 
Space Aura
Love in Outer Space
Reflects Motion 
Solar Symbols

New SEALED re-issue LP (no barcode) 

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