Monday, April 12, 2010


January 2000, Hamid Drake, Nate McBride and Ken Vandermark (or the Spaceways Incorportated ensemble) recorded "Thirteen Cosmic Standards by Sun Ra & Funkadelic", an album that was a mix of Sun Ra and Funkadelic compositions.

Performing the music of Sun Ra (or Funkadelic for that matter) with a trio isn't easy. I like what they do, but I'm not blown away by it. I sort of miss the wild, free solos and the energy that I'm used to when listening to Sun Ra.

In 2004, Spaceways Incorporated teamed up with italian ensemble Zu for a split release. The result also featured Sun Ra material.

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