Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sun Ra Lives!

 


Sun Ra, musician, poet, composer, band leader, cosmic explorer, and general amazing individual has always been a hero of mine.  If you note in the pic above, he personally autographed my LP copy of Magic City.

Sun Ra passed away a number of years ago, but his Arkestra continues on, led by 90+ year old, multi reed player, Marshall Allen.  While the current Arkestra has new members,  some of the older players are still in the group.  Most importantly, the Arkestra has released a new CD!  Here are links to a couple articles on the group...  

First, the announcement of the new recording...

And more on the group as it continues its exploration of the cosmos...

Play on! Space is still the place!