Sun Ra Arkestra
Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 - May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. "Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra was probably the most controversial," critic Scott Yanow said, because of Sun Ra's eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the "Angel Race" and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona using "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism. He preached awareness and peace above all. He abandoned his birth name and took on the name and persona of Sun Ra (Ra being the Egyptian God of the Sun), and used several other names throughout his career, including Le Sonra and Sonny Lee. Sun Ra denied any connection with his birth name,...
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- Hours After, 1986
- Live at the Paradox, 2009
- Sunrise in Different Dimensions, 1981
- Live From Soundscape, 1994
- Cosmo Omnibus Imagiable Illusion: Live at Pit-Inn, 1988
- Nuclear War, 2001
- The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt, 1999
- Friendly Galaxy, 1993
- A Song for the Sun, 1999
- Mayan Temples, 1999
- 1970-11-18: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Sound of Joy, 1968
- Live at Praxis '84, 2004
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