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Hours After

by Sun Ra & His Arkestra

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Hours After 08:41


Recorded at Jingle Machine Studio, Milan, Italy, Dec. 18-19, 1986 while Sun Ra & His Arkestra were on a European tour that included shows in Italy, Germany, and Poland.

Originally issued in 1990 on Black Saint Records (cat # 120111)


released March 1, 2019

Tracks 2, 4, and 5 composed by Sun Ra
© Enterplanetary Koncepts (BMI)
"But Not For Me" by George and Ira Gershwin
"Beautiful Love" by Egbert Van Alstyne, Haven Gillespie, Victor Young, and Wayne King

Sun Ra: piano, synthesizer, vocal
Pat Patrick: alto sax, clarinet
Marshall Allen: alto sax, flute, oboe, piccolo, percussion
Danny Ray Thompson: alto and baritone sax, flute, bongos
John Gilmore: tenor sax, clarinet, timbales
Ronald Wilson: tenor sax
Leroy Taylor [Eloe Omoe]: alto sax, contra-alto clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion
Randall Murray: trumpet
Tyrone Hill: trombone
James Jacson: bassoon, Infinity drum
Carl LeBlanc: electric guitar
Tyler Mitchell: bass
Tommy “Bugs” Hunter: drums
Earl “Buster” Smith: drums

From The Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra: "Though not credited, Danny Ray Thompson says he mixed some of the tracks from this session. 'Hours After' was a newly composed Sun Ra blues, not the E.J. Turner composition Ra had recorded in 1958."


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