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The Antique Blacks

by Sun Ra

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Another much sought after and long unavailable title recorded in 1974 with a smallish ensemble consisting (probably) of stalwarts Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis, James Jacson, Akh Tal Ebah, Clifford Jarvis, Artakatune, and a new electric guitarist, Sly, and released on Saturn in the same year. This sounds like a studio recording and careful thought out - most of the compositions appear only on this record. Theatrical and political; a fascinating release.

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released January 1, 2009

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Sun Ra New York, New York

Sun Ra was a highly prolific experimental jazz musician, composer, poet, philosopher and bandleader best known for his "cosmic" philosophies on life and music, and for leading his musical ensemble, the Arkestra. His music ranged from keyboard solos to big bands of over 30 musicians and touched on virtually the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing music, from bebop to free jazz. ... more

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