22 settembre 2014


Le etichette Strut Records e Art Yard festeggiano congiuntamente il centenario della nascita di Sun Ra producendo In The Orbit of Ra, doppio album in cd e vinile che raccoglie una ventina di brani scelti da Marshall Allen attingendo ai nastri originali di varie epoche, una sua estesa intervista e una galleria di rare immagini firmata Val Wilmer. Ulteriori riflessioni di Allen e di alcuni attuali compagni nell'Arkestra sono raccolte in un video pubblicato su YouTube.

Sun Ra is one of the most respected, and perhaps most misunderstood creative minds in jazz music. To commemorate what would have been Ra’s 100th birthday, we’ve teamed up with Art Yard for a very special release. In The Orbit Of Ra is a new collection presented by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Sun Ra highights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, all mastered from the original tapes.

http://www.strut-records.com/deep-into-the-world-of-sun-ra
https://www.facebook.com/ArtYardRecords
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTSn79p2W4o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myg0VXPWTm0