seeking Sun Ra : space is the place

Today’s show is a Vibrational exploration of the explosive supernova that is the music, thought, and performance of Sun Ra, and the Utopian energetic nebula of the Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra.

Featuring special guests Intergalactic Dissonance and The Astral Apprentice, and songs from a recording of Sun Ra and his Arkestra live at Panama Red’s in Champaign, IL April 4 1979.  We’ll also be playing some of the following intergalactic popular hits: Nuclear War, Mu, Space Is the Place, We Travel the Spaceways, Take the “A” Train, Calling Planet Earth, Astro Black, Bassism, and more!

Turn on. Tune in. Destination unknown!

Nuclear War . Nuclear War . 1982 . Saturn


Sun Ra & his Astro-Infinity Arkestra . Mu . Atlantis . 1969 . Enterplanetary Koncepts


Astro Black . Concert for the Comet Kohoutek . 1973 . ESP

Kwame Hadi-tp (solo on Discipline 27); Akh Tal Ebah-tp, flg, mellophone, voc; Dick Griffin or Charles Stephens-tb; Marshall Allen-as, ob, fl, perc; Danny Davis-as, fl, perc; John Gilmore-ts, perc, voc; Eloe Omoe-bcl, perc; Danny Thompson-bs, fl, perc; James Jacson-bsn, fl, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum; Alzo Wright-vln, clo, d; Ronnie Boykins-b; Sun Ra-Mini-Moog syn, org, declamation; Tommy “Bugs” Hunter-d; June Tyson-voc, dance; Space Ethnic Voices: prob. Judith Holton-dance, voc; prob. Cheryl Banks-dance, voc; Ruth Wright-voc, dance


Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra . We Travel the Spaceways ; Caling Planet Earth. Fate in a Pleasant Mood . 1965


Yeah Man (Fletcher Henderson) . live at Panama Red’s . bootleg . 1979

Bassism . The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (We Are In the Future) . 1961 . Savoy


Take the “A” Train . Solo Piano (Venice 1977) . 1971 . Enterplanetary Koncepts.


An Unbeknowneth Love . Media Dreams . 2008 . Art Yard


Sun Ra & his Myth Science Arkestra & The Nu Sounds . Black Sky and Blue Moon . The Nubians of Plutonia . 1966 . Enterplanetary Koncepts


The Truth about Planet Earth . Media Dreams . 2008 . Art Yard


Echoes of the World . Disco 3000 . 2007 . Art Yard


Days of Happiness . God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be . 1979 . Enterplanetary Koncepts


When there is confusion
Chaos reigns with multi-dimensional song
Where like some bird
Sound ecstatic
To fly around the crossroads
Whence dimensions meet
And wind their way
Of circular paths spiral outwardly
-Sun Ra


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