- sun ra arkestra: friendly love
(2016, lp, italy, sinner lady)
Recorded in 1973.
Released in a limited edition of 79 copies plus 15 copies with folder cover and additional pictures.
In fact, it's a vinyl version of the Evidence recorde label CD.
"A rare live performance of Sun Ra's "Friendly Love" suite – presented here at a level that makes for some of the most "out" material you'll hear from the Arkestra a the time – and a record that may well be one of Sun Ra's moodiest of the 70s! Ra himself plays organ and a variety of keyboards – all with a very dark quality that even makes the organ sound quite unique – and the reed players in the group have a wonderful ear for texture, with some mouthy performances at times that really blend with the group's strong use of percussion. Players include Kwame Hadi and Atakatune on congas, Eloe Omoe on clarinet, John Gilmore on tenor, Danny Davis on alto, Marshall Allen on oboe, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone."
-- additional info: Danny Mathys