SPACE IS THE PLACE composed by Sun Ra
Sun Ra Turns 100: Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen
October 5, 2013
The Allen Room
Sun Ra incorporated elements drawn from black vaudeville, modern dance, Egyptian cosmology, Eastern philosophy, numerology, surrealism, kitsch, and the Bible to serve a corpus that deployed African rhythms, atonal melodies, electronic timbres, raw blues expression, unfailing swing, and one-for-all discipline drawn from the big bands that Ra internalized in his youth. Sun Ra lives on in the current edition of the Sun Ra Arkestra, led by original member, alto saxophonist-woodwindist Marshall Allen.