Unusually even for an out-there progressive jazz musician, Sun Ra came from Saturn which gave him a completely unique take on this round place we call Earth. The Antique Blacks was his 1974-era album which has been out of print since 1978. It's rather more sprightly than some of his more abstract work with free-form noise, poetry readings and sax solo-ing all competing for space. Truly an originator.
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8/10 Jack 11th December 2016It's not for everyone, but there are so many great records by Sun Ra & the Arkestra (Somewhere Else, Supersonic Jazz, Live in Utrecht). I just would recommend it to anyone who's never been in Sun Ra's space. There is SO much good music from this man. The version of Space is the Place on this album is possibly the most exuberant expression of joy I have heard in a while. Album goes back and forth between well-shaped noise and brilliantly-misshapen music. With an ingenious interplanetary diatribe thrown in.
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