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Sun Ra Arkestra

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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 was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979. Controversial because of his eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle, and 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, saying "That's an imaginary person, never existed... Any name that I use other...

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Discography

  • Pathways to Unknown Worlds / Friendly Love
  • Second Star to the Right (Salute to Walt Disney), 1995
  • Atlantis, 1969
  • Sub Underground, 1974
  • Some Blues but Not the Kind That's Blue, 2008
  • My Brother the Wind, 1970
  • Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow, 1980
  • Springtime in Chicago, 2006
  • On Jupiter, 2008
  • Astral Planes & New Moonbeams, 2003
  • Secrets of the Sun, 1965
  • The Solar Myth Approach, 1990
  • The Magic City, 1966
  • Strange Strings, 2014
  • Outer Spaceways Incorporated, 1993
  • Out There a Minute, 1990
  • Strange Celestial Road, 1982
  • Destination Unknown, 1992
  • Fate in a Pleasant Mood, 1973
  • The Solar-Myth Approach, Volume 1, 2002
  • God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be, 1979
  • The Night of the Purple Moon, 2007
  • Disco 3000
  • Love in Outer Space, 1988
  • Fondation Maeght Nights, Volume 1, 1971
  • A Black Mass, 1968
  • When Angels Speak of Love, 2000
  • Reflections in Blue, 1987
  • Discipline 27-II, 1973
  • Universe in Blue, 2014
  • I, Pharaoh
  • Horizon, 1974
  • The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 2, 1966
  • God's Private Eye, 2000
  • Unity
  • Dance of Innocent Passion, 1981
  • Bad & Beautiful, 1975
  • Fate in a Pleasant Mood / When Sun Comes Out, 1993
  • Greatest Hits: Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel, 2000
  • Outer Space Employment Agency, 1999
  • Hours After, 1986
  • The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency, 2007
  • Live at the Paradox, 2009
  • Nidhamu, 1972
  • Sunrise in Different Dimensions, 1981
  • Music From Tomorrow's World, 2002
  • Life is Splendid, 1999
  • The Sun Myth, 1990
  • Live From Soundscape, 1994
  • Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways, 1992
  • Cosmo Omnibus Imagiable Illusion: Live at Pit-Inn, 1988
  • Mix Tape, 2014
  • Rocket Ship Rock, 2009
  • Nuclear War, 1984
  • Live At Slug’s Saloon, 2008
  • The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt, 1983
  • Media Dreams, 2008
  • Sleeping Beauty, 1979
  • It's After the End of the World, 1972
  • Live in London 1990, 2003
  • A Fireside Chat With Lucifer, 1984
  • Friendly Galaxy, 1993
  • The Lady With the Golden Stockings, 1966
  • A Quiet Place in the Universe, 1994
  • A Song for the Sun, 1999
  • Stardust From Tomorrow, 1996
  • Angels and Demons at Play / The Nubians of Plutonia, 1993
  • Live At The Storyville In NYC - 24th October 1977, 2011
  • We Travel the Spaceways / Bad & Beautiful, 1992
  • Space Is the Place, 1993
  • Super-Sonic Sounds, 1974
  • Super-Sonic Jazz, 1957
  • Mayan Temples, 1999
  • Continuation, 1970
  • Other Planes of There, 1992
  • Holiday for Soul Dance, 1992
  • The Solar-Myth Approach, Volume 2, 2004
  • Sound Sun Pleasure!!, 1970
  • Live at the Hackney Empire, 1994
  • Live at Montreux, 2003
  • My Brother the Wind, Volume II, 1971
  • A Night in East Berlin / My Brothers the Wind & Sun No. 9, 1995
  • 1970-11-18: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy, 1967
  • We Travel the Spaceways
  • Sound Mirror, 1978
  • The Second Stop Is Jupiter, 2009
  • When Sun Comes Out, 1963
  • Jazz in Silhouette, 1992
  • Live in Paris at the "Gibus"
  • Visits Planet Earth, 1966
  • Bad and Beautiful, 1972
  • The Nubians of Plutonia, 1974
  • Live At The Storyville In NYC - 29th October 1977, 2011
  • The Invisible Shield, 1974
  • Song of the Stargazers, 1980
  • My Brother the Wind II
  • Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow, 1965
  • What Planet Is This?, 2006
  • Pictures of Infinity, 1971
  • Angels and Demons at Play, 1967
  • Sound of Joy, 1968
  • Interplanetary Melodies, 2009
  • Space Probe, 1974
  • Live in Egypt 1
  • Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy / Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow, 1992
  • Live at Praxis '84, 2004
  • Strange Worlds, 2005

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