|Sun Ra / Secrets Of The Sun|
|Album:||Secrets Of The Sun||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2009-01-18||Pull Date:||2009-03-22||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||22 Mar||15 Mar||8 Mar||1 Mar||22 Feb||15 Feb||8 Feb||1 Feb|
|1.||Jan 20, 2015:||Plumbotectonics |
Flight To Mars
|4.||Mar 27, 2009:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
|2.||Aug 05, 2014:||Eclectic Erudition week 06 summer '14 My Dad's Records |
Flight To Mars
|5.||Mar 20, 2009:||Memory Select |
Love In Outer Space
|3.||Jan 03, 2014:||Eclectic Erudition (fill in for Ramsey) |
|6.||Mar 20, 2009:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
Music that sits between Sun Ra's more conventional, composed jazz and the way-out free stuff. Most tracks carry a familiar '60s or late '50s vibe, feeling tuneful and danceable while serving as a vehicle for some freer soloing or strange sounds (as on 2). Tracks 1 and 2 have a black-and-white sci-fi aura to them. It's a 1964 reissue from Sun Ra's "Saturn" label, plus a bonus 17-minute track. Lo-fi. No FCCs.|
Note the presence of a young Eddie Gale (San Jose's ambassador of jazz) on track 3. Tracks are otherwise populated by Arkestra regulars: Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, etc.
1- (4:53) Suitably sci-fi theme with a driving beat. Flute and piano solos get a bit out there.
2- (6:28) Midtempo, mellow, with weird, warbling "space bird sounds" and "space voice" and a spacey drum solo.
3- (5:26) Stern march w/free-flying tenor sax. Eddie Gale on trumpet! Settles into a jazzy groove.
4- (4:44) Laid-back, almost loungy vibe... then eerie, softly wailing woodwind solos
5- (9:07) Cool bass/drums, joined by jiggly nervous piano. Angular sax/flute theme. Becomes a cool rolling jam.
6- (2:42) Vague, ratty percussion
7- (17:35) Fairly straight jazz groove, bright, starts abruptly. Oddball piano solo, of course, followed by lots of other solos, including guitar. Lots of drums towards the end.
|1.||Friendly Galaxy||4.||Love In Outer Space|
|2.||Solar Differentials||5.||Reflects Motion|
|3.||Space Aura||6.||Solar Symbols|
|7.||Flight To Mars|