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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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Real Gone Jazz 2013
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Jazz in SilhouetteJazz in Silhouette
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Wax Time 2011
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Space Is the PlaceSpace Is the Place
Grp Records 1998
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Live In RomeLive In Rome
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Transparency 2010
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Sun Song [Vinyl]Sun Song [Vinyl]
Delmark 2002
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ContinuationContinuation
Corbett Vs Dempsey 2017
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Sun Ra - Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul NoteSun Ra - Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
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BLACK SAINT / SOUL NOTE 2014
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SUN RA Discography

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.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sun Ra And His Arkestra : Super-Sonic Jazz (aka Super-Sonic Sounds)
Progressive Big Band 1957
.. Album Cover 3.92 | 4 ratings
Jazz by Sun Ra Vol.1 (aka Sun Song)
Progressive Big Band 1957
.. Album Cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
Sun Ra And His Arkestra : Jazz in Silhouette
Progressive Big Band 1959
.. Album Cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (aka We are in the Future)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1962
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra : When Sun Comes Out
Progressive Big Band 1963
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fate In A Pleasant Mood
Progressive Big Band 1965
.. Album Cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra : Secrets of the Sun
Progressive Big Band 1965
.. Album Cover 3.88 | 3 ratings
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra : Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow
Progressive Big Band 1965
.. Album Cover 4.93 | 6 ratings
Angels and Demons at Play
Progressive Big Band 1965
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus (aka Interstellar Low Ways)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
.. Album Cover 4.74 | 8 ratings
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (aka Cosmic Equation aka The Cosmos)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
The Magic City
Progressive Big Band 1966
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
When Angels Speak of Love
Progressive Big Band 1966
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Other Planes Of There
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Strange Strings
Progressive Big Band 1966
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Visits Planet Earth
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lady With The Golden Stockings (aka The Nubians Of Plutonia)
Progressive Big Band 1966
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 2 (aka Cosmic Chaos)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
.. Album Cover 1.00 | 1 ratings
Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy
Progressive Big Band 1967
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Travel The Space Ways
Progressive Big Band 1967
.. Album Cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Sound of Joy
Progressive Big Band 1968
.. Album Cover 4.69 | 4 ratings
Monorails and Satellites
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
.. Album Cover 4.76 | 12 ratings
Atlantis
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monorails and Satellites Vol. II
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sound Sun Pleasure!!
Progressive Big Band 1970
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holiday For Soul Dance
Progressive Big Band 1970
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Brother The Wind
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
.. Album Cover 4.43 | 2 ratings
The Night of the Purple Moon
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Continuation
Progressive Big Band 1970
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Pictures of Infinity (aka Outer Spaceways Incorporated )
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 3 ratings
My Brother the Wind II
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. 1
Progressive Big Band 1971
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Solar-Myth Approach Volume 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bad and Beautiful
Progressive Big Band 1972
.. Album Cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Astro Black
Progressive Big Band 1973
.. Album Cover 4.86 | 7 ratings
Space Is the Place
Progressive Big Band 1973
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Discipline 27-II
Progressive Big Band 1973
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Invisible Shield (aka Janus aka A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow aka "Satellites Are Outerspace...")
Progressive Big Band 1974
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Space Probe (aka A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol.1)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Pathways to Unknown Worlds
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What's New?
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
.. Album Cover 4.02 | 4 ratings
Cosmos
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soul Vibrations Of Man
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Some Blues But Not the Kind Thats Blue
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Solo Piano, Volume 1
Progressive Big Band 1977
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taking A Chance On Chances
Progressive Big Band 1977
.. Album Cover 4.72 | 10 ratings
Lanquidity
Progressive Big Band 1978
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
New Steps (Quartet feat. John Gilmore)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Other Voices, Other Blues (Quartet feat. John Gilmore)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sleeping Beauty
Progressive Big Band 1979
.. Album Cover 4.88 | 2 ratings
The Other Side of the Sun
Progressive Big Band 1979
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Omniverse
Progressive Big Band 1979
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Jupiter
Progressive Big Band 1980
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Strange Celestial Road
Progressive Big Band 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aurora Borealis
Progressive Big Band 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ra to the Rescue
Progressive Big Band 1983
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt
Progressive Big Band 1983
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Celestial Love
Progressive Big Band 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nuclear War
Progressive Big Band 1984
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
A Fireside Chat With Lucifer
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Reflections in Blue
Big Band 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Visions (with Walt Dickerson)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hidden Fire 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hidden Fire 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Hours After
Progressive Big Band 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Delight
Progressive Big Band 1989
.. Album Cover 3.48 | 2 ratings
Purple Night
Progressive Big Band 1990
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Mayan Temples
Progressive Big Band 1990
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Somewhere Else
Progressive Big Band 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soundtrack to the Film Space Is the Place
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Song For The Sun
Progressive Big Band 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Ra Research CD One
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heliocentric Worlds Vol.3: The Lost Tapes
Progressive Big Band 2005
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Sun Ra Research CD Two
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
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Dance of the Living Image (Vol.4)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
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Newport Jazz Festival-The Electric Circus
Progressive Big Band 2009
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Cymbals
Progressive Big Band 2010
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Strange Worlds In My Mind
Progressive Big Band 2011
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The Sub-Dwellers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
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The Outer Darkness
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
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My Way Is The Spaceway – Space Poetry Vol 4
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
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Other Strange Worlds
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
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Sign Of The Myth
Progressive Big Band 2014
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Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra : The Intergalactic Thing
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
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Sun Ra / Merzbow ‎: Strange City
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
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Thunder Of The Gods
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017

SUN RA EPs & splits

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Hello Mr Schimmel
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
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The Lost Arkestra Series Vol 1 & 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017

SUN RA live albums

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

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

SUN RA re-issues & compilations

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

SUN RA The Night of the Purple Moon

Album · 1970 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Seeing as how he has one of the largest discographies in the history of music, you would expect many Sun Ra records to hit some kind of generic sameness, but instead quite the opposite happens as many Ra records contain unique musical visions that never appear again. Such is the case with “The Night of the Purple Moon”, on which Ra leads a small group of some of his closest musical allies in a series of weird swingin lounge tunes from Saturn and beyond. Ra fans won’t be totally surprised to hear the music on “Purple Moon”, as this style has been hinted at on “Angels and Demons at Play” , the small group cuts on “Atlantis” and the striking crime jazz tune, “The Perfect Man”, which shows up on various Ra singles collections. It’s a style many of us have always wanted to hear more of, so Sun Ra fans will be glad to know this album does exist.

Ra is joined on this album by Danny Davis on woodwinds and John Gilmore, who usually plays tenor sax, on drums. These two musicians are a couple of Sonny’s closest allies and they all think as one on a musical level. Stafford James also plays electric bass, but he is mixed down fairly low. Throughout this album Ra plays the Roksichord, a cheezy 70s keyboard that was a sort of electric harpsichord/electric piano with a few tone controls for cheap exotica effects. On three cuts Sonny also plays a couple of Moogs while the rest of the band takes a break. A lot of the music on here is presented as typical 60s lounge combo fare with some bluesy hard bop, spy movie themes, a cute swing waltz and some generic latin grooves, and then there are some other numbers, like “21st Century Romance”, that sound like lounge jazz treated to mathematical serial deconstruction topped with a screeching saxophone. An unexpected plus about Ra’s tacky roksichord instrument is the clarity of its lines. Sonny can sound very cluttered on the acoustic piano, but on the roksichord every note he plays is very clear and you can hear his ability to subdivide rhythms in bizarre, yet precise patterns.

You can listen to all manner of avant-garde music, or music that's just plain weird, but you will not find another record like this one. Needless to say, this isn’t for everyone, even fans of avant-garde jazz may find this sort of lounge deconstruction to be an acquired taste at best. This album is highly recommended for Sun Ra fans and people who like quirky music with a sense of humor played by some of the best musicians of our time.

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