14 maggio 2011

Due video su YouTube introducono alla monumentale opera d'archivio The Eternal Myth Revealed-The Story Of A Universal Being And His Music dedicata a Sun Ra e ormai in via di pubblicazione per l'etichetta Transparency. Il primo volume, che conterrà venti cd e non quattordici come precedentemente annunciato, copre gli anni dal 1933 al 1959: lo si può prenotare in anticipo anche tramite ReR

Pt. 1 (1924-1953) examines Sun Ra's early 1920s Blues Vocal and 1930s Big Band influences, his first recordings in 1946 as a piano sideman, his arrangements and compositions, Sun Ra as a singer in the late 1940s, his trio in 1949, creating the sound for vocalists Laverne Baker and Joe Williams, coaching The Hambone Kids in 1952 and the late 1940s Afro-Cuban influence of band leader Perez Prado and other rare facts and musically unheard inclusions.

Pt. 2 (1953-1959) examines the solo piano recordings Sunny recorded in his apartment, the R&B Doo Wop influence of the Jazz vocal group The Ink Spots, Sun Ra coaching his R&B Doo Wop group The Nu-Sounds, the Sun Ra Bebop Band live at Bud Land in 1956, a rare live performance at the Pershing Ballroom featuring Pat Patrick-baritone sax, Gene Ammons-tenor sax, J.J. Johnson-trombone, Sun Ra-piano, Ronnie Boykins-bass and Robert Barry-drums, a feature on tenor saxophonist John Gilmore from a 1958 Bud Land performance, Sun Ra and the band playing the pop tune Tequila and closing with vocalist Hattie Randolph and the 3 takes of Round Midnight from the 1959 Sound Sun Pleasure album.