Sun Ra and His Band from Outer Space – Space Aura

Sun Ra and His Band from Outer Space – Space Aura. Vinyl 10inch / 45RPM Limited Edition. ARTYARD 10/001

Remarkable quartet of Sun Ra live recordings made in 1966 shortly after the Arkestra moved to New York. They’re all previously unreleased and were evidently recorded in optimal conditions at University of Buffalo – the sound is beautifully lucid and and dynamic with a real sense of space and place together with the polite applause that closes each piece. In particular, the rendition of ‘Space Aura’ really captures Ra and his Arkestra at their loosest, most attuned.

Side A
A1: Solo Piano Introduction
A2: Space Aura
Side B
B1: Song Of The Sparer
B2: Exotic Forest

Sun Ra – Piano, Keyboards [Clavioline]
John Gilmore – Tenor Saxophone, Percussion
Marshall Allen – Alto Saxophone, Oboe, Flute, Piccolo Flute, Percussion
Pat Patrick – Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Percussion
Ronnie Boykins – Bass
Robert Cummings – Bass Clarinet
Clifford Jarvis – Drums
James Jacson – Drums [Log Drums], Flute, Percussion
Carl Nimrod Malone – Horn [Sun Horn], Gong, Percussion
Ali Hassan, Teddy Nance – Trombone

Recorded May 1966 at University of Buffalo. David B. Jones – Engineer.
Producer [For Art Yard] – Peter Dennett

Transferred and Mastered from the original Master Tape at Technology Works by Peter Beckmann.
Front Cover Photograph of Sun Ra, 14th December 1968 Berkeley California © Baron Wolman.
Composed By, Arranged By – Sun Ra. Published by Enterplanetary Koncepts BMI.
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