Sun Ra Arkestra – Swirling (Gold Vinyl)

Label:
Strut
Art.Nr.:
09546756
Kat.Nr.:
STRUT153LPC

Released:
2020
Cover:
Picture Gatefold
Format:
2LP
Pressung:
EU - Original
Zustand:
Neu
Vinyl:
Cover:
Genre:
Jazz + Black Grooves
Stichworte:
sun ra, mulatu astatke, greg foat
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Sun Ra Arkestra - Swirling (Gold Vinyl)
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Limited Edition Gold Colored Double Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve.

The planets align this October as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, release their first studio album in over twenty years, ‘Swirling’. Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, the new recording represents the continuation of a heartfelt rebirth of the Arkestra under Allen’s guidance since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, gaining new generations of followers from their regular touring across the globe. With a big band line-up featuring long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson (rip), Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune (rip), Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchell, the album is a full-blooded celebration of Sun Ra’s legacy. Tracks include brand new arrangements of Arkestra staples ‘Angels And Demons At Play’, ‘Satellites Are Spinning’, ‘Door Of The Cosmos’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’ alongside lesser known gems; the rousing blues ‘Darkness’ is recorded here for the first time, resurrected from the Ra archives by Marshall Allen. Other highlights include an epic version of ‘Seductive Fantasy’ (first recorded on Ra’s ‘On Jupiter’ LP in 1979), the freeform sonic blast of ‘Infinity / I’ll Wait For You’ and a first ever recording of the Marshall Allen swing composition, ‘Swirling’. “We truly hope that this recording brings much joy to a planet which is so deeply in need of a spirit sound and vibration,” states saxophonist Knoel Scott. “We hope it contributes to a change in the ominous direction of man’s journey through the cosmos.” “This new release is the Arkestra’s love offering to the world,” concludes Marshall Allen. “Beta music for a better world.”

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TitelFeaturingProducingLänge
A1. Satellites Are Spinning / Lig...08:00
A2. Seductive Fantasy11:49
A3. Angels And Demons At Play07:05
A4. Swirling07:42
A5. Sea Of Darkness / Darkness05:16
B1. Astro Black04:51
B2. Infinity / I'll Wait For You09:18
B3. Queer Notions05:39
B4. Rocket No. 905:00
B5. Sunology04:25
B6. Door Of The Cosmos / Say07:27
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