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ReleaseProduct
Of Abstract Dreams
Artist
Sun Ra
Label
Strut
Catalogue Number
STRUT166
Release Date
16 març 2018

Strut and Art Yard present another exclusive from the vast catalogue of cosmic jazz pioneer Sun Ra: a previously unreleased radio session most likely recorded at the WXPN FM radio studios in Philadelphia, 1974-5.

This newly discovered session features a new version of Ra’s earlier ‘Island In The Sun’, a romping, raucous rendition of ‘Unmask The Batman’ and the first studio recording of ‘I’ll Wait For You’ There is no bass player on the sessions and Ra’s left hand beats out a rhythmic bass pattern on the piano. All tracks are remastered directly from the original tapes. The album package features a newly commissioned painting by legendary Bristol urban artist Guy Denning and new sleeve notes by Paul Griffiths.

Recently discovered in the Sun Ra archive, the recording forms part of a series of sessions that Ra and the Arkestra recorded for WXPN-FM between 1974 and 1980. The ‘Antique Blacks’ album was recorded there in ’74. Based on the campus of The University of Pennsylvania, WXPN’s station manager Jules Epstein and music director Russ Woessner were instrumental in the exposure and recording of The Arkestra in their broadcast production studios. Geno Barnhart, founder of The Empty Foxhole concert collective, Jules and Russ broadcast an on-going series of jazz concerts covering a wide spectrum. The Arkestra performed at The Foxhole in Philly many times from 1974. credits

Llista de pistes digitals

  1. 1 Island In The Sun 8:35 Comprar

    Island In The Sun

  2. 2 New Dawn 10:30 Comprar

    New Dawn

  3. 3 Unmask The Batman 6:06 Comprar

    Unmask The Batman

  4. 4 I'll Wait For You 14:02 Comprar

    I'll Wait For You

Track List: LP

A1. ISLAND IN THE SUN 8.36
A2. NEW DAWN 10.31
B1. UNMASK THE BATMAN 6.06
B2. I’LL WAIT FOR YOU 14.02

Track List: CD

  1. Island In The Sun 08:35
  2. New Dawn 10:30
  3. Unmask The Batman 06:06
  4. I'll Wait For You 14:02

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