Friday, January 25, 2019
SUN RA'S "MONORAILS AND SATELLITES VOLS 1, 2 AND 3" ALBUM RELEASED TODAY
Bandcamp digital download has become available for purchase earlier today.
The 2CD and 3LP set should follow soon.
Sun Ra, solo piano.
"I have always thought orchestra. I play that way, even when playing the piano." — Sun Ra
Monorails and Satellites were two volumes of solo piano works recorded by Sun Ra in 1966. Volume 1 was issued on his Saturn label in 1968, volume 2 the following year. They were the first commercial LPs of the artist's solo keyboard excursions. Vol. 1 featured seven idiosyncratic Sun Ra originals and one standard delivered in Sunny's singular manner. Vol. 2 consists entirely of original compositions. A tape of a third, unreleased volume was discovered posthumously by Michael D. Anderson of the Sun Ra Music Archive. Released here for the first time, it consists of five originals and four standards, and was recorded in stereo.