Sunday, February 4, 2018
A SUN RA UPDATE
a message from Roaratorio
There's another Sun Ra release on Roaratorio on the horizon... the very near horizon. These are about to be shipped from the pressing plant, and I expect to have them in my hands next week :
SUN RA & HIS ASTRO-IHNFINITY ARKESTRA
Roaratorio’s survey of the unheard Sun Ra continues with Sun Embassy. Consisting of recordings from Sun Studios (aka Ra’s house in Philadelphia) from 1968-1969, the album features nine tracks : six compositions which have never been heard before in any form, plus fresh coats of paint on such 1950s classics as “Sunology” and “Ancient Aiethiopia,” and an early rendition of “Why Go To The Moon?”. Essential listening for Sun Ra devotees. Download coupon included.
ordering information & audio is up on the Roaratorio site.
Still new & fresh, and supplies are dwindling :
PLAN B (Joe McPhee / James Keepnews / David Berger)
FROM OUTER SPACE
At age 78, Joe McPhee shows no sign of slowing down. Plan B is the master improviser’s new trio, with James Keepnews on guitar & laptop and David Berger on drums. A soundtrack to a science fiction movie existing only in their heads, From Outer Space finds McPhee and company envisioning the first encounter between alien life and a delegation of earthlings (while giving a nod to jazz’s original man from another planet, Sun Ra, with a side-long suite dedicated to him). It’s quite unlike anything else in McPhee’s vast discography. Cover art by Judith Lindbloom. Download coupon included.