- sun ra: nuits de la fondation maeght vol.1
(2003, cd, italy, universe / cometrecords uv 080)
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that I'm fascinated by the music of Sun Ra. Every once in a while, I try to add a couple of items to the Sun Ra discography.
The first volume of the "Nuits De La Fondation Maeght' got released in 1971, and got the CD-treatment in 2003.
The album offers the first part of the concert that Sun Ra and his Arkestra did in Saint-Paul-de Vence in August 1970. Classic Sun Ra material: 'Enlightment', 'The Star Gazers', a mind-blowing 13-minute version of 'Shadow World', and a moog solo by Sun Ra entitled 'The Cosmic Explorer'.
I don't know about the vinyl version, but the CD has been out-of-print for a while already. Contrary to the second volume, this first volume isn't something that you will come across very easy. Which translates into: if you see it, get it!