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Old 02-25-2006, 09:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The kind folks at Wikipedia say that they're ranked among his greatest works on the Heliocentric Worlds page. Like I said, I haven't heard them, so I can't say for myself.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Most of his stuff is unlistenable garbage, some of it is pure genious. I don't have the energy to sort through it all though.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I tried to find some of music to listen to, but nothing came up. :/ So many people say he's good, so this is a tad annoying. Any one know any sites where I can listen to 30 seconds of it or something? if so, that'd be very helpful.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Most of his stuff is unlistenable garbage, some of it is pure genious. I don't have the energy to sort through it all though.
We know ,That was kind of the point of this thread
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Sun Ra is just bizarre enough to be one of my favorite jazz composers.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Recently got SPACE IS THE PLACE and Jazz is not exactly my forte Will give it a few more listens, but definitely worth checking out-even if u need some background bong music lol.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Update. Why the hell did'nt I dig this earlier. I am bored ATM with traditional genres and song structures. Sun Ra definitely twists a few genres around. It helps that it has Afrobeat in there too .
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yipee fck yeah
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I disagree with the 'unlistenable garbage' claim, that's just lazy imo.
Of the albums I have the one with the most mystery and soul is 'Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy', but you can never fail to enjoy 'Space Is The Place'. The thing about cosmic is it's basically a home recording, I wouldn't be surprised if it was recorded on meth in the 40's, it's just unhinged and spooky, there are a couple of percussion-only pieces aswell which are strangely hypnotic.
Sun Ra covered every style of jazz during his career and 'Jazz in Silhouette' is very conventional by his standards, but appealing, it's basically swing. A greatly underestimated band leader was Ra, he seems to be mainly remembered for being a total loon.

Apparently 80% of Sun Ra's recordings left the musicians, dates and locations uncredited, and it's only in the last ten years that alot of the recordings he released through his own label (the name i forget) are coming to be re-issued.

This biography is supposed to really dissect the myth and I've only managed to find some reasonable UK prices thru online book dealerships
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