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Sun Ra (1914– 1993) was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesiser player, who came to be known as much for his Cosmic Afro-futurist Philosophy as for his phenomenal musical compositions and performances. As both a black male and an independent producer, Sun Ra defied racist institutions and beliefs.

Born on 22nd May 1914 as Herman Poole Blount, in Birmingham, Alabama, he was nicknamed "Sonny" from his youth. Later, after his release from a detention camp for protesting against World War II, he took on the name and persona of Sun Ra (after the ancient Egyptian sun god). He claimed that he was of the "Angel Race", not from Earth but from Saturn. Some of his most notable influences were African and African-American theatre, theosophy, and masonic Afro-futurism. His interest in these art forms and principles led to the development of a complicated but consistent set of cosmic philosophies
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The Early Albums Collection 1957-1963The Early Albums Collection 1957-1963
Enlightenment 2018
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Space Is the PlaceSpace Is the Place
Grp Records 1998
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Heliocentric Worlds of Sun RaHeliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra
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ESP Disk, Ltd. 2010
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Supersonic JazzSupersonic Jazz
Evidence 1992
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Pathways To Unknown WorldsPathways To Unknown Worlds
MODERN HARMONIC 2019
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Space Is the PlaceSpace Is the Place
Impulse 2001
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SinglesSingles
STRUT RECORDS 2016
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SUN RA - Other Planes Of There - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** SUN RA - Other Planes Of There - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $33.49 Buy It Now 1h 50m
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Sun Ra - Bad and Beautiful [New CD] Sun Ra - Bad and Beautiful [New CD] USD $12.70 Buy It Now 5h
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Sun Ra ‎– Crystal Spears  Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Red Vinyl Sun Ra ‎– Crystal Spears Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Red Vinyl USD $26.89 (0 bids)
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Sun Ra Nuits de la foundation Maeghr. Concert in St Paul de Venece 3-5 Aug 1970 Sun Ra Nuits de la foundation Maeghr. Concert in St Paul de Venece 3-5 Aug 1970 USD $100.00 (0 bids)
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Fct Trio Meets Carlos Atti: From Sun Ra To Donald - Francesco Cusa (CD New) Fct Trio Meets Carlos Atti: From Sun Ra To Donald - Francesco Cusa (CD New) USD $15.67 Buy It Now 10h
Sun Ra ‎– The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 (33 RPM 2 x LP) Sun Ra ‎– The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 (33 RPM 2 x LP) USD $40.00 Buy It Now 10h
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 SUN RA. STRANGE WORLDS IN MY MIND 2010 SEALED ED-365 NORTON RECORDS SUN RA. STRANGE WORLDS IN MY MIND 2010 SEALED ED-365 NORTON RECORDS USD $11.75 (1 bids)
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SUN RA-I ROAM THE COSMOS-JAPAN MINI LP CD Ltd/Ed F30 SUN RA-I ROAM THE COSMOS-JAPAN MINI LP CD Ltd/Ed F30 USD $17.63 (0 bids)
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JOHN CAGE MEETS SUN RA-THE COMPLETE CONCERT-JAPAN CD G35 JOHN CAGE MEETS SUN RA-THE COMPLETE CONCERT-JAPAN CD G35 USD $23.24 (0 bids)
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SUN RA - My Brother Wind 2 - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** SUN RA - My Brother Wind 2 - CD - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $33.49 Buy It Now 1 day
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Sun Ra And The Arkestra 2 CD Live At Inter-Media Arts April 1991 Modern Harmonic Sun Ra And The Arkestra 2 CD Live At Inter-Media Arts April 1991 Modern Harmonic USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SUN RA And His ARKESTRA - Jazz In Silhouette Limited 180G - LP SUN RA And His ARKESTRA - Jazz In Silhouette Limited 180G - LP USD $24.95 Buy It Now 1 day
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Stardust from Tomorrow by Sun Ra (CD, May-2000, Leo Records (Jazz) - (Import)) Stardust from Tomorrow by Sun Ra (CD, May-2000, Leo Records (Jazz) - (Import)) USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Ra CD Concert For The Comet Kohoutek German Import ESP Disk Sun Ra CD Concert For The Comet Kohoutek German Import ESP Disk USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
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SUN RA - FUTURISTIC SOUND OF (1961)/SUPER-SONIC JAZZ (1957) - NOTNOW 2xCD S/CASE SUN RA - FUTURISTIC SOUND OF (1961)/SUPER-SONIC JAZZ (1957) - NOTNOW 2xCD S/CASE USD $5.02 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Ra 2 CD ‎Newport Jazz Festival The Electric Circus Transparency Records Sun Ra 2 CD ‎Newport Jazz Festival The Electric Circus Transparency Records USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Sound Of Joy LP Mint- DS-414 Stereo 1968 Vinyl Record Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Sound Of Joy LP Mint- DS-414 Stereo 1968 Vinyl Record USD $75.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Ra Arkestra CD Salute to Walt Disney Second Star to The Right UK Import LEO Sun Ra Arkestra CD Salute to Walt Disney Second Star to The Right UK Import LEO USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
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Sun Ra St Louis blues,  solo piano. Recorded July 3 at Axis in Soho NY. Nev. Ply Sun Ra St Louis blues, solo piano. Recorded July 3 at Axis in Soho NY. Nev. Ply USD $100.00 (0 bids)
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Sun RA silo piano,  factory sealed, recorded 1977 Improvising Artist. Sun RA silo piano, factory sealed, recorded 1977 Improvising Artist. USD $100.00 (0 bids)
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Sun Ra & Arkestra - Featuring Pharaoh Sanders & Black Harold [New Vinyl LP] Sun Ra & Arkestra - Featuring Pharaoh Sanders & Black Harold [New Vinyl LP] USD $22.76 Buy It Now 1 day
John Cage Meets Sun Ra - The Complete Film 7 John Cage Meets Sun Ra - The Complete Film 7" and DVD RSD 2019 BRAND NEW USD $15.19 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Ra, Sun Ra & His Solar Myth-Arkestra - Strange Worlds [New CD] Sun Ra, Sun Ra & His Solar Myth-Arkestra - Strange Worlds [New CD] USD $11.98 Buy It Now 1 day
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Sun Ra & Arkestra - Featuring Pharaoh Sanders & Black Harold [New Vinyl LP] Sun Ra & Arkestra - Featuring Pharaoh Sanders & Black Harold [New Vinyl LP] USD $23.44 Buy It Now 1 day
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Sun Ra Arkestra CD Reflections in Blue Black Saint Label Sun Ra Arkestra CD Reflections in Blue Black Saint Label USD $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
V/A Jook Block Busters Vol 1 LP Valmor Ballard Sun Ra Cosmic Rays H-Bomb Ferg V/A Jook Block Busters Vol 1 LP Valmor Ballard Sun Ra Cosmic Rays H-Bomb Ferg USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
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Sun Ra MEDICINE FOR A NIGHTMARE: THE SINGLES 180g NEW SEALED VINYL RECORD LP Sun Ra MEDICINE FOR A NIGHTMARE: THE SINGLES 180g NEW SEALED VINYL RECORD LP USD $14.24 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Ra Arkestra - 3rd September 1988 Chicago. Complete concert broadcast New CD Sun Ra Arkestra - 3rd September 1988 Chicago. Complete concert broadcast New CD USD $10.02 Buy It Now 1 day
SUN RA & ARKESTRA beyond the purple star zone/oblique parallax UK CD new sealed SUN RA & ARKESTRA beyond the purple star zone/oblique parallax UK CD new sealed USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SUN RA The Other Side Of The Sun SWEET EARTH LP - SEALED SUN RA The Other Side Of The Sun SWEET EARTH LP - SEALED USD $9.99 (0 bids)
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Sun Ra The Early Singles 1955 - 1962 Ltd 500 Double 12 Sun Ra The Early Singles 1955 - 1962 Ltd 500 Double 12" vinyl LP New + Sealed USD $26.33 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Ra It's After The End Of The World MPS Record Vinyl lp Album Sun Ra It's After The End Of The World MPS Record Vinyl lp Album USD $48.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SUN RA & HIS ARKESTR-FEATURING PHARAOH SANDERS AND BLA (UK IMPORT)  VINYL LP NEW SUN RA & HIS ARKESTR-FEATURING PHARAOH SANDERS AND BLA (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW USD $25.62 Buy It Now 1 day
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Sun Ra 'Ankh & The Ark' Rare Interview Picture Disc Sun Ra 'Ankh & The Ark' Rare Interview Picture Disc USD $25.00 (0 bids)
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Sun Ra ‎– Hello Mr. Schimmel NEW Gearbox GB1538 VINYL 7 Sun Ra ‎– Hello Mr. Schimmel NEW Gearbox GB1538 VINYL 7" EP W/INTERVIEW USD $13.50 Buy It Now 1 day
SUN RA  ***ART FORMS OF/FROM DIMENSIONS TOMORROW*** on EL SATURN RECORDS SUN RA ***ART FORMS OF/FROM DIMENSIONS TOMORROW*** on EL SATURN RECORDS USD $120.00 (1 bids)
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SUN RA Jazz by Sun Ra Vol.1 (aka Sun Song) album cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
Jazz by Sun Ra Vol.1 (aka Sun Song)
Progressive Big Band 1957
SUN RA Sun Ra And His Arkestra : Super-Sonic Jazz (aka Super-Sonic Sounds) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sun Ra And His Arkestra : Super-Sonic Jazz (aka Super-Sonic Sounds)
Progressive Big Band 1957
SUN RA Sun Ra And His Arkestra : Jazz in Silhouette album cover 4.04 | 4 ratings
Sun Ra And His Arkestra : Jazz in Silhouette
Progressive Big Band 1959
SUN RA The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (aka  We are in the Future) album cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (aka We are in the Future)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1962
SUN RA Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra : When Sun Comes Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra : When Sun Comes Out
Progressive Big Band 1963
SUN RA Fate In A Pleasant Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fate In A Pleasant Mood
Progressive Big Band 1965
SUN RA Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus (aka Interstellar Low Ways) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus (aka Interstellar Low Ways)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
SUN RA Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra : Secrets of the Sun album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra : Secrets of the Sun
Progressive Big Band 1965
SUN RA Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra : Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow album cover 3.29 | 3 ratings
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra : Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow
Progressive Big Band 1965
SUN RA Angels and Demons at Play album cover 4.78 | 6 ratings
Angels and Demons at Play
Progressive Big Band 1965
SUN RA The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (aka Cosmic Equation aka The Cosmos) album cover 4.12 | 8 ratings
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (aka Cosmic Equation aka The Cosmos)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
SUN RA The Magic City album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
The Magic City
Progressive Big Band 1966
SUN RA When Angels Speak of Love album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
When Angels Speak of Love
Progressive Big Band 1966
SUN RA Other Planes Of There album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Other Planes Of There
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
SUN RA Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra : Visits Planet Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra : Visits Planet Earth
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
SUN RA Strange Strings album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Strange Strings
Progressive Big Band 1966
SUN RA The Lady With The Golden Stockings (aka The Nubians Of Plutonia) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lady With The Golden Stockings (aka The Nubians Of Plutonia)
Progressive Big Band 1966
SUN RA The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 2 (aka Cosmic Chaos) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 2 (aka Cosmic Chaos)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
SUN RA Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy album cover 1.00 | 1 ratings
Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy
Progressive Big Band 1967
SUN RA Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra : We Travel The Space Ways album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra : We Travel The Space Ways
Progressive Big Band 1967
SUN RA Sound of Joy album cover 4.08 | 3 ratings
Sound of Joy
Progressive Big Band 1968
SUN RA Monorails and Satellites album cover 4.43 | 4 ratings
Monorails and Satellites
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
SUN RA Atlantis album cover 4.61 | 12 ratings
Atlantis
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
SUN RA Monorails and Satellites Vol. II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monorails and Satellites Vol. II
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
SUN RA Holiday For Soul Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holiday For Soul Dance
Progressive Big Band 1970
SUN RA My Brother The Wind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Brother The Wind
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
SUN RA The Night of the Purple Moon album cover 4.43 | 2 ratings
The Night of the Purple Moon
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
SUN RA Continuation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Continuation
Progressive Big Band 1970
SUN RA Sound Sun Pleasure!! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sound Sun Pleasure!!
Progressive Big Band 1970
SUN RA Pictures of Infinity (aka Outer Spaceways Incorporated ) album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Pictures of Infinity (aka Outer Spaceways Incorporated )
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
SUN RA My Brother the Wind II album cover 3.52 | 3 ratings
My Brother the Wind II
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
SUN RA The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1 album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1
Progressive Big Band 1971
SUN RA The Solar-Myth Approach Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Solar-Myth Approach Volume 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
SUN RA Bad and Beautiful album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bad and Beautiful
Progressive Big Band 1972
SUN RA Astro Black album cover 3.96 | 4 ratings
Astro Black
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
SUN RA Space Is the Place album cover 4.71 | 8 ratings
Space Is the Place
Progressive Big Band 1973
SUN RA Discipline 27-II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Discipline 27-II
Progressive Big Band 1973
SUN RA The Invisible Shield (aka Janus aka A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow aka 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Invisible Shield (aka Janus aka A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow aka "Satellites Are Outerspace...")
Progressive Big Band 1974
SUN RA Space Probe (aka A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol.1) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Space Probe (aka A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol.1)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
SUN RA What's New? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What's New?
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
SUN RA Pathways to Unknown Worlds album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Pathways to Unknown Worlds
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
SUN RA Cosmos album cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
Cosmos
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
SUN RA The Soul Vibrations Of Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soul Vibrations Of Man
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SUN RA Some Blues But Not the Kind Thats Blue (aka My Favorite Things - October 14th, 1977) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Some Blues But Not the Kind Thats Blue (aka My Favorite Things - October 14th, 1977)
Big Band 1977
SUN RA Solo Piano, Volume 1 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Solo Piano, Volume 1
Progressive Big Band 1977
SUN RA Taking A Chance On Chances album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taking A Chance On Chances
Progressive Big Band 1977
SUN RA Lanquidity album cover 4.35 | 11 ratings
Lanquidity
Progressive Big Band 1978
SUN RA New Steps (Quartet feat. John Gilmore) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
New Steps (Quartet feat. John Gilmore)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SUN RA Other Voices, Other Blues (Quartet feat. John Gilmore) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Other Voices, Other Blues (Quartet feat. John Gilmore)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SUN RA Sleeping Beauty album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Sleeping Beauty
Progressive Big Band 1979
SUN RA The Other Side of the Sun album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
The Other Side of the Sun
Progressive Big Band 1979
SUN RA Omniverse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Omniverse
Progressive Big Band 1979
SUN RA God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
SUN RA On Jupiter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Jupiter
Progressive Big Band 1980
SUN RA Strange Celestial Road album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Strange Celestial Road
Progressive Big Band 1980
SUN RA Aurora Borealis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aurora Borealis
Progressive Big Band 1981
SUN RA Ra to the Rescue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ra to the Rescue
Progressive Big Band 1983
SUN RA Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt
Progressive Big Band 1983
SUN RA Celestial Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Celestial Love
Progressive Big Band 1984
SUN RA Nuclear War album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nuclear War
Progressive Big Band 1984
SUN RA A Fireside Chat With Lucifer album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
A Fireside Chat With Lucifer
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
SUN RA Reflections in Blue album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Reflections in Blue
Big Band 1987
SUN RA Visions (with Walt Dickerson) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Visions (with Walt Dickerson)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
SUN RA Hidden Fire 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hidden Fire 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
SUN RA Hidden Fire 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hidden Fire 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
SUN RA Blue Delight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Delight
Progressive Big Band 1989
SUN RA Hours After album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Hours After
Progressive Big Band 1989
SUN RA Mayan Temples album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Mayan Temples
Progressive Big Band 1990
SUN RA Purple Night album cover 3.33 | 2 ratings
Purple Night
Progressive Big Band 1990
SUN RA Somewhere Else album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Somewhere Else
Progressive Big Band 1992
SUN RA Soundtrack to the Film Space Is the Place album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soundtrack to the Film Space Is the Place
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1993
SUN RA A Song For The Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Song For The Sun
Progressive Big Band 1999
SUN RA Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
SUN RA Sun Ra Research CD One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Research CD One
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
SUN RA Heliocentric Worlds Vol.3: The Lost Tapes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heliocentric Worlds Vol.3: The Lost Tapes
Progressive Big Band 2005
SUN RA Sun Ra Research CD Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Research CD Two
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
SUN RA Dance of the Living Image (Vol.4) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance of the Living Image (Vol.4)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SUN RA Newport Jazz Festival-The Electric Circus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Newport Jazz Festival-The Electric Circus
Progressive Big Band 2009
SUN RA Cymbals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cymbals
Progressive Big Band 2010
SUN RA Strange Worlds In My Mind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strange Worlds In My Mind
Progressive Big Band 2011
SUN RA The Sub-Dwellers album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Sub-Dwellers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
SUN RA The Outer Darkness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Outer Darkness
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
SUN RA My Way Is The Spaceway – Space Poetry Vol 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Way Is The Spaceway – Space Poetry Vol 4
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
SUN RA Other Strange Worlds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Other Strange Worlds
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
SUN RA Sign Of The Myth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sign Of The Myth
Progressive Big Band 2014
SUN RA Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra : The Intergalactic Thing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra : The Intergalactic Thing
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
SUN RA Sun Ra / Merzbow ‎: Strange City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra / Merzbow ‎: Strange City
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
SUN RA Thunder Of The Gods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thunder Of The Gods
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
SUN RA Crystal Spears album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crystal Spears
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
SUN RA Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra : Sun Embassy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra : Sun Embassy
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
SUN RA The Stranger : A Radio Play album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stranger : A Radio Play
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2019

SUN RA EPs & splits

SUN RA Hello Mr Schimmel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hello Mr Schimmel
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
SUN RA The Lost Arkestra Series Vol 1 & 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Arkestra Series Vol 1 & 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017

SUN RA live albums

SUN RA Gods on Safari (aka Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gods on Safari (aka Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold)
Progressive Big Band 1964
SUN RA Nothing Is... (aka Imagination) album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Nothing Is... (aka Imagination)
Progressive Big Band 1966
SUN RA It's After The End Of The World - Live At The Donaueschingen And Berlin Festivals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's After The End Of The World - Live At The Donaueschingen And Berlin Festivals
Progressive Big Band 1970
SUN RA Nidhamu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nidhamu
Progressive Big Band 1971
SUN RA Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol.1 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol.1
Progressive Big Band 1971
SUN RA Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol.2 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol.2
Progressive Big Band 1971
SUN RA Universe In Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Universe In Blue
Progressive Big Band 1972
SUN RA Live In Egypt 1 (aka Dark Myth Equation Visitation aka Nature's God) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Egypt 1 (aka Dark Myth Equation Visitation aka Nature's God)
Progressive Big Band 1972
SUN RA Horizon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horizon
Progressive Big Band 1974
SUN RA Saturn Presents Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saturn Presents Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra
Progressive Big Band 1974
SUN RA Sub Underground  (aka Temple U aka Cosmo-Earth Fantasy) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sub Underground (aka Temple U aka Cosmo-Earth Fantasy)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
SUN RA Outer Spaceways Incorporated  (aka A Tonal View of Times Tomorrow, vol.3 aka Spaceways) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outer Spaceways Incorporated (aka A Tonal View of Times Tomorrow, vol.3 aka Spaceways)
Progressive Big Band 1974
SUN RA Out Beyond the Kingdom (aka Discipline 99) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Beyond the Kingdom (aka Discipline 99)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
SUN RA It Is Forbidden (at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival in Exile) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Is Forbidden (at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival in Exile)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
SUN RA Live In Paris at the “Gibus” album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris at the “Gibus”
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
SUN RA Live at Montreux album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Live at Montreux
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
SUN RA Somewhere Over The Rainbow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Progressive Big Band 1977
SUN RA The Sound Mirror album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sound Mirror
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SUN RA Unity album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Unity
Progressive Big Band 1978
SUN RA The Antique Blacks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Antique Blacks
Progressive Big Band 1978
SUN RA Media Dreams album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Media Dreams
Progressive Big Band 1978
SUN RA Disco 3000 album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Disco 3000
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SUN RA Sound Mirror (aka Live in Philadelphia '78) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sound Mirror (aka Live in Philadelphia '78)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SUN RA St. Louis Blues (Solo Piano)  (aka Solo Piano Vol.2) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
St. Louis Blues (Solo Piano) (aka Solo Piano Vol.2)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SUN RA I, Pharaoh album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I, Pharaoh
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
SUN RA Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow (aka The Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow (aka The Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun)
Progressive Big Band 1980
SUN RA Of Mythic Worlds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Of Mythic Worlds
Progressive Big Band 1980
SUN RA Sunrise In Different Dimensions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunrise In Different Dimensions
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
SUN RA Dance of Innocent Passion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance of Innocent Passion
Progressive Big Band 1981
SUN RA Beyond The Purple Star Zone (aka Immortal Being) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beyond The Purple Star Zone (aka Immortal Being)
Progressive Big Band 1981
SUN RA Oblique Parallax (aka Journey Stars Beyond) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oblique Parallax (aka Journey Stars Beyond)
Progressive Big Band 1982
SUN RA Live At 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At "Praxis ´84" Vol.I
Progressive Big Band 1984
SUN RA Live At 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At "Praxis ´84" Vol.II
Progressive Big Band 1985
SUN RA Hiroshima - (Stars That Shine Darkly, Vol. 1) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hiroshima - (Stars That Shine Darkly, Vol. 1)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
SUN RA When Spaceships Appear (aka Children of the Sun aka Cosmo-Party Blues) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
When Spaceships Appear (aka Children of the Sun aka Cosmo-Party Blues)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
SUN RA Outer Reach Intensity-Energy (aka Stars That Shine Darkly Vol. 2) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outer Reach Intensity-Energy (aka Stars That Shine Darkly Vol. 2)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
SUN RA Cosmo Sun Connection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cosmo Sun Connection
Progressive Big Band 1985
SUN RA Live At 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At "Praxis ´84" Vol.III
Progressive Big Band 1986
SUN RA A Night In East Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night In East Berlin
Progressive Big Band 1987
SUN RA Cosmo Omnibus Imagiable Illusion: Live at Pit-Inn Tokyo, Japan, 8,8,1988 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cosmo Omnibus Imagiable Illusion: Live at Pit-Inn Tokyo, Japan, 8,8,1988
Progressive Big Band 1988
SUN RA Love in Outer Space: Live in Utrecht album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love in Outer Space: Live in Utrecht
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
SUN RA Live in London 1990 [3x10 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in London 1990 [3x10"]
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
SUN RA Destination Unknown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Destination Unknown
Progressive Big Band 1993
SUN RA At the Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Village Vanguard
Progressive Big Band 1993
SUN RA Pleiades album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pleiades
Progressive Big Band 1993
SUN RA Concert for the Comet Kohoutek album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Concert for the Comet Kohoutek
Progressive Big Band 1993
SUN RA Friendly Galaxy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Friendly Galaxy
Progressive Big Band 1993
SUN RA Live From Soundscape album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From Soundscape
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
SUN RA A Quiet Place in the Universe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Quiet Place in the Universe
Progressive Big Band 1994
SUN RA Live at the Hackney Empire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Hackney Empire
Progressive Big Band 1994
SUN RA Second Star to the Right (Salute to Walt Disney) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Second Star to the Right (Salute to Walt Disney)
Progressive Big Band 1995
SUN RA A Night In East Berlin / My Brothers The Wind & Sun N.9 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night In East Berlin / My Brothers The Wind & Sun N.9
Progressive Big Band 1995
SUN RA Stardust From Tomorrow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stardust From Tomorrow
Progressive Big Band 1997
SUN RA Life Is Splendid album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Life Is Splendid
Progressive Big Band 1999
SUN RA Outer Space Employment Agency album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outer Space Employment Agency
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
SUN RA God's Private Eye album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
God's Private Eye
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
SUN RA Music From Tomorrow's World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music From Tomorrow's World
Progressive Big Band 2002
SUN RA Solo Piano Recital: Teatro la Fenice Venizia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Piano Recital: Teatro la Fenice Venizia
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
SUN RA Music for the 21st Century album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music for the 21st Century
Progressive Big Band 2004
SUN RA Live At Club Lingerie: Audio Series Volume Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Club Lingerie: Audio Series Volume Two
Progressive Big Band 2006
SUN RA Live At Myron's Ballroom: Audio Series Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Myron's Ballroom: Audio Series Volume One
Progressive Big Band 2006
SUN RA What Planet Is This? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What Planet Is This?
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
SUN RA Springtime in Chicago 1978 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Springtime in Chicago 1978
Progressive Big Band 2006
SUN RA The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency
Progressive Big Band 2007
SUN RA Creator of the Universe: The Lost Reel Collection, Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Creator of the Universe: The Lost Reel Collection, Volume One
Progressive Big Band 2007
SUN RA Intergalactic Research (Vol.2) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Intergalactic Research (Vol.2)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SUN RA The Shadows Took Shape (Vol.3) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Shadows Took Shape (Vol.3)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SUN RA Milan, Zurich, West Berlin, Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Milan, Zurich, West Berlin, Paris
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
SUN RA Live At The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 1978 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 1978
Progressive Big Band 2008
SUN RA Live at the Electric Circus (1968) and Newport Jazz Festival (1969) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Electric Circus (1968) and Newport Jazz Festival (1969)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
SUN RA Live At Slug's Saloon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Slug's Saloon
Progressive Big Band 2009
SUN RA Sun Ra Arkestra Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen – Live At The Paradox album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Arkestra Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen – Live At The Paradox
Progressive Big Band 2009
SUN RA Helsinki 1971 - The Complete Concert And Interview album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Helsinki 1971 - The Complete Concert And Interview
Progressive Big Band 2009
SUN RA Live in Cleveland (aka United World in Outer Space ) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Cleveland (aka United World in Outer Space )
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
SUN RA Live at Red Creek, Rochester, NY  August 11, 1986 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Red Creek, Rochester, NY August 11, 1986
Progressive Big Band 2010
SUN RA Live In London 1970 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In London 1970
Progressive Big Band 2010
SUN RA Live in Rome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Rome
Progressive Big Band 2010
SUN RA The Paris Tapes: Live at Le Théâtre Du Châtelet 1971 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Paris Tapes: Live at Le Théâtre Du Châtelet 1971
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
SUN RA The Road To Destiny: The Lost Reel Collection Volume Six album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Road To Destiny: The Lost Reel Collection Volume Six
Progressive Big Band 2010
SUN RA Wake Up Angels: Live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972-73-74 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wake Up Angels: Live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972-73-74
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
SUN RA Sun Ra and his Band from Outer Space : Space Aura album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra and his Band from Outer Space : Space Aura
Progressive Big Band 2013
SUN RA Live at The Red Garter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at The Red Garter
Progressive Big Band 2014
SUN RA Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Nickelsdorf 1984
Progressive Big Band 2014
SUN RA Live in Ulm, 1992 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Ulm, 1992
Progressive Big Band 2014
SUN RA Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research Arkestra : Planets of Life or Death: Amiens ’73 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research Arkestra : Planets of Life or Death: Amiens ’73
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
SUN RA Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Space album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Space
Progressive Big Band 2015
SUN RA Sun Ra at Inter-Media Arts, 1991 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra at Inter-Media Arts, 1991
Progressive Big Band 2015
SUN RA Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra : I Roam The Cosmos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra : I Roam The Cosmos
Progressive Big Band 2016
SUN RA In Some Far Place: Roma ’77 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Some Far Place: Roma ’77
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
SUN RA Just Outta This World : Rare Tracks 1955-1961 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Outta This World : Rare Tracks 1955-1961
Exotica 2017
SUN RA Sun Ra & His Arkestra : Pictures of Infinity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra & His Arkestra : Pictures of Infinity
Progressive Big Band 2017
SUN RA Of Abstract Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Of Abstract Dreams
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
SUN RA The Spirit of Jazz Cosmos Arkestra at WUHY, 1978 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Spirit of Jazz Cosmos Arkestra at WUHY, 1978
Progressive Big Band 2019
SUN RA Solo Piano at WKCR 1977 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Piano at WKCR 1977
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019
SUN RA Solo Keyboards, Minnesota 1978 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Keyboards, Minnesota 1978
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

SUN RA demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

SUN RA re-issues & compilations

SUN RA The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1 & 2 album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1 & 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
SUN RA Otherness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otherness
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
SUN RA Just Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Friends
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
SUN RA Out There a Minute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out There a Minute
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
SUN RA Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy and Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy and Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
SUN RA We Travel the Spaceways / Bad and Beautiful album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Travel the Spaceways / Bad and Beautiful
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
SUN RA Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways
Progressive Big Band 1992
SUN RA Fate in a Pleasant Mood / When Sun Comes Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fate in a Pleasant Mood / When Sun Comes Out
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
SUN RA Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play - The Nubians of Plutonia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play - The Nubians of Plutonia
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
SUN RA A Night in East Berlin / My Brothers the Wind and Sun No. 9 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night in East Berlin / My Brothers the Wind and Sun No. 9
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
SUN RA The Singles album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Singles
Exotica 1996
SUN RA Calling Planet Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Calling Planet Earth
Progressive Big Band 1998
SUN RA Black Myth / Out In Space album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Myth / Out In Space
Progressive Big Band 1998
SUN RA Janus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Janus
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
SUN RA The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums
Progressive Big Band 2000
SUN RA Pathways to Unknown Worlds / Friendly Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pathways to Unknown Worlds / Friendly Love
Progressive Big Band 2000
SUN RA Greatest Hits album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Greatest Hits
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
SUN RA Heliocentric Worlds, Volumes 1-2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heliocentric Worlds, Volumes 1-2
Progressive Big Band 2005
SUN RA Strange Worlds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strange Worlds
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
SUN RA Toward the Stars: Pioneering in 1955-56 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Toward the Stars: Pioneering in 1955-56
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SUN RA Lost Reel Collection Vol. 5 The Universe Sent Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lost Reel Collection Vol. 5 The Universe Sent Me
Progressive Big Band 2008
SUN RA Untitled Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Untitled Recordings
Progressive Big Band 2009
SUN RA Medicine for a Nightmare: The Singles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Medicine for a Nightmare: The Singles
Progressive Big Band 2009
SUN RA Rocket Ship Rock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rocket Ship Rock
Jazz Related RnB 2009
SUN RA The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Box Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Box Set
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
SUN RA College Tour Vol. I - The Complete Nothing Is... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
College Tour Vol. I - The Complete Nothing Is...
Progressive Big Band 2010
SUN RA The Mystery Of Being album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mystery Of Being
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
SUN RA Art Yard In A Box  [7CD BOX SET] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art Yard In A Box [7CD BOX SET]
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
SUN RA Club Lingerie (LA 1985) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Club Lingerie (LA 1985)
Progressive Big Band 2014
SUN RA Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra & His Arkestra : In The Orbit Of Ra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra & His Arkestra : In The Orbit Of Ra
Progressive Big Band 2014
SUN RA The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
SUN RA The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra On Planet Earth 1914-2014 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra On Planet Earth 1914-2014
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
SUN RA Sun Ra and His Arkestra : To Those of Earth​… And Other Worlds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra and His Arkestra : To Those of Earth​… And Other Worlds
Progressive Big Band 2015
SUN RA Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991
Progressive Big Band 2016
SUN RA The Space Age Is Here To Stay album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Space Age Is Here To Stay
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
SUN RA Sun Ra Plays Gershwin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Plays Gershwin
Progressive Big Band 2018
SUN RA The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
SUN RA Space Age Rhythm & Bop : The 1950s album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Space Age Rhythm & Bop : The 1950s
Jazz Related RnB 2018

SUN RA singles (0)

SUN RA movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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A Joyful Noise
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
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Live At The Palomino-L.A. 1988
Progressive Big Band 2005
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Live In Oakland
Progressive Big Band 2006

SUN RA Reviews

SUN RA Astro Black

Album · 1973 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Sun Ra’s “Astro Black” came out in the early 70s when Ra was still heavily immersed in electronic sounds, and still a few years away from his re-interest in performing big band charts. This is the version of Sun Ra that appeals to those who discovered his music via psychedelic rock and fusion. There isn’t a lot of ‘jazz’ per se on “Astro Black”, but there are plenty of imaginative dronish jams with signature Sun Ra sounds and approaches. There is no acoustic piano in site on this one, as Ra devotes himself to synthesizer, organ and electric piano, and conjures up plenty of exotic sounds with this set up. There is an odd sound mix on here that heavily favors Ra and bassist Ronnie Boykins, but in many ways this makes perfect sense in that its Boykins’ repeating bass lines and Ra’s persistent electronics that frame these songs. The horn players and percussionists are free to come and go, while Ra and Boykins provide a constant backdrop. All the tracks on here are good, but possibly the best is “Hidden Spheres”, which opens with a very well recorded African percussion ensemble laying down a heated groove before the rest of the band joins in.

“Astro Black” makes for a good addition to any Sun Ra collection. Its not one of his best, but far not near his worst. The way in which the bass is used to anchor every track makes this one unique in the Sun Ra discog. Those casual fans who prefer the electronic Sun Ra will want to get this too, there are plenty of other worldly sounds on here.

SUN RA Jazz by Sun Ra Vol.1 (aka Sun Song)

Album · 1957 · Progressive Big Band
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Although he was born a mere earthling named Herman Poole Blount in the unassuming US state of Alabama in 1914, the future jazz master would claim to have had a visionary experience that transported him to Saturn and in the process transmogrified his very being into the more familiar musical legend SUN RA. He claims this happened around 1936 which is the period when the solar system was beginning its transformation from a third to fourth density process so certain carbon-based lifeforms very well could have had their DNA amplified in the process. Whatever the case, SUN RA was different than the rest and like all good aliens kept his secret identity well under wraps for the the next few decades while playing with the likes of Coleman Hawkins and Fletcher Henderson just to name a couple of the big talents of the 40s. Come the 1950s though and SUN RA was finally born (short for Le Sony’r Ra) and his Saturnian visions were allowed to take control. Although RA would skirt through the 50s somewhat under the radar fitting well into the world of hard bop and progressive big band, even at that stage he was somewhat of a fish out of water leaving his indelible stamp of idiosyncrasies on the jazz world.

Finally in 1957 the first SUN RA album was released although many other tracks were recorded dating back to the late 40s which would not be released until 1973’s compilation album “Deep Purple” (aka “Dreams Come True”) let them out of the vaults. Upon first pressing this debut was titled JAZZ BY SUN RA and appeared on the short-lived Transition Records and very much in a limited quantity complete with an extensive booklet of photos and liner notes. Ten years later many of the early recordings were purchased by Delmark Records and when this album was re-released in 1967 it was given the new title SUN SONG which it has been known as ever since. While both releases were faithful with tracks remaining in the same order, a feat not much adhered to in the early jazz years, the extra track “Swing A Little Taste” was added when a CD reissue finally arose in 1991. Even at this early stage SUN RA was calling his musical army of musicians THE ARKESTRA and incorporating strange unorthodox sounds, beats and rhythms to his take on jazz.

JAZZ BY SUN RA / SUN SONG shows a well-seasoned artist who was already an accomplished band leader and although his full alien potentials hadn’t quite drifted to the esoteric and space induced levels of the 60s, there is a lot that emerged askew from the normal status quo of late 50s bop and big band jazz. The ARKESTRA at this point consisted of a ten piece playing behind the great RA himself. Rhythmically and stylistically SUN SONG comes off mostly as a hard bop jazz ride but performed in big band style with the ensemble pumping out a parade of sax, trumpet and trombone riffs in a syncopated improvisational setting of swing. However, despite the first upbeat track ushering in a big band type of feel, the second “Call For All Demons” displays RA’s love of percussion hitherto unknown in the jazz world borrowing more from traditional African percussive rhythms than anything from the jazz scene of the day but even as the track begins sounding like something totally outside of the jazz world, the ARKESTRA effortlessly adapts the big band swing sound around these complex rhythms and intricate time signature workouts complete with RA’s jazz piano runs.

SUN SONG was produced by Tom Wilson, who at the time was a complete unknown in the music biz but went on to produce other top notch 60s acts such as Frank Zappa, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and even the Velvet Underground. While SUN SONG was not the album that made the great SUN RA stand out from his contemporaries in hind site it should have since it offers in plain site a completely new way of mixing rhythms, harmonies and dynamics shaded with jazz instrumentation and big band orthodoxies. SUN SONG is widely considered the most accessible SUN RA release where he showed he can play by the rules before he really went for it and then broke them. Far from struggling to fit into the then popular big band world of the era, SUN RA actually proves he can keep up with the greats of the era and throw in a multitude of his own ideas in the process. SUN SONG ranges from the upbeat swinging introductory track to the more intimate danceable numbers such as “Possession.” While not the appropriate place to begin to explore SUN RA’s most extraterrestrial musical offerings, SUN SONG / JAZZ BY SUN RA is an excellent place to hear how much of what would come to be was slowly unleashing itself within a more orthodox big band jazz context.

SUN RA The Sub-Dwellers

Album · 2011 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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There was a time when Sun Ra recordings were rare and fans and collectors had to look far and wide in obscure places to locate them. Somewhere in the mid 80s, all this changed as certain small labels found there was a market for Ra’s strange music, and thus began an outpouring of all sorts of previously unreleased Sun Ra music, some of it of fairly dubious quality, which leads us to the 2011 archival release of “The Sub-Dwellers” on a vinyl LP. “The Sub-Dwellers” consists of recordings of Sun Ra reciting his poetry in a very low-fi setting. Hardcore Ra fans may find this interesting, but probably not too many others will.

Side one of “The Sub-Dwellers” was recorded in 1982, while side two was recorded in 1966. On side one, Ra’s voice is backed by incidental music played by synthesizers and the whole orchestra. The sound is ultra low-fi as it sounds like the music is coming from a portable cassette player that Ra may be holding while he recites his words. On side two the accompaniment seems to come from two or three performers on African instruments. The sound on side two is even more low-fi than the previous side. The poetry itself is an acquired taste, sometimes very clever and profound, while other times it seems like Ra may be pulling our leg. Much of Ra’s content has similarities to ancient holy books like the Bible, Koran or I Ching, other times he seems to delight in word play, almost child-like in its repetitive petulance, like Dr Suess run through an LSD blender.

There is definitely an audience for this future obscurity. First of course are fans of Ra’s poetry and collectors who need everything Ra ever recorded. Also, there are those who seek particularly odd recordings and low-fi field recordings who will find this record to be a treasure. Finally, home recording artists looking for a spoken word snippet to go on their latest spaced out groove will find plenty of quotable quotes on “the Sub-Dwellers”.

SUN RA Space Is the Place

Album · 1973 · Progressive Big Band
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Donning a tripped out headpiece and looking like a crazed cult leader flagging down the next comet to ride to another world, SUN RA takes his Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra to strange musical places on this one-of-a-kind journey of excess called SPACE IS THE PLACE. Despite the name this is no space jazz or ambient album. This is some unusually unorthodox big band music here. First flight takes us to the 21 minute plus title track which sees the entire Arkestra taking turns gleefully shouting out the mantra “SPACE IS THE PLACE!” It is a fun and playful salute to the outer and inner galaxies that takes us on a parade through a minimalist rotisserie of strange variations throughout its entire run.

After that party is over we are suddenly plunged back to what sounds like a piano bar on the second track “Images.” It's a nice mellow track that is followed by another slightly more upbeat track called “Discipline.” Together these Earthly tracks bely the strangeness that is to come. Although they sound like more traditional jazz pieces, SUN RA is a master of mixing different styles of jazz with African drumming patterns which creates a totally unique and bizarre effect.

Time to head to space again with the avant-jazz sounds of “Sea Of Sounds.” This frenetic freaky piece is really out there and vaguely reminds me of the spastic horn solos of John Zorn, only this full Arkestra succeeds in weaving a spacey tripped-out tapestry of strange riffs that sound completely random but after close inspection patterns can be discerned as the instruments take turns emphasizing them. The next tripped-out musical outburst is the closer “Rocket Number Nine.” Here we get some strange keyboard solos that truly must have been channeled by aliens.

I have only heard a handful of SUN RA albums and this one is my favorite so far. Clearly this album shows me that this strange masterful musician is one of the great under-the-radar musical geniuses in musical history. His prolific output is daunting but after hearing masterpieces like this, it only makes me want to dive right in and see what other cosmic craziness awaits discovery.

SUN RA Monorails and Satellites

Album · 1968 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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“Monorails and Satellites” is one more unique one in the Sun Ra discog in that it is possibly the only album that features him alone on the acoustic piano. Some of this album sounds like what you would expect from Sun, but there are some surprises too. The biggest revelation comes with the two opening numbers that sound less like improvised jazz, and more like modern concert hall pieces, Sun Ra style that is. Both of these pieces (“Space Towers” and “Cogitation”) feature harsh dissonant music that organically evolves in rhythmic structures that can recall a more discordant Bartok mixed with the noisy mathematically processed music of Iannis Xennakis. If these two pieces were transcribed, they would hold up well in a modern concert setting alongside the likes of Milton Babbit, Charles Ives and Henry Cowell. The remaining two cuts on side one (“Skylight” and “The Alter Destiny”) are more what you might expect from a Sun Ra piano album. Both sound like vaguely familiar jazz standards, but played in a very tipsy and off-kilter manner. Art Tatum on acid is a possible reference.

Side two continues with Sun Ra covering “Easy Street”, sometimes almost straight, but then veering off into humorous deconstructions. The following number, “Blue Differentials”, continues Sun Ra’s odd take on traditional jazz piano forms, but the rest of side two takes us into a much more personal musical vision. Its hard to describe the music on the closing numbers, (“Monorails and Satellites” and “The Galaxy Way”), longtime Sun Ra fans may recognize some of this, but when Ra goes this route, he sounds like no one else. These two iconic closers and the brilliantly constructed opening cuts make this a must have for Sun Ra fans.

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