Reflections in Blue

by Sun Ra & His Arkestra

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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 1987 on Black Saint Records (cat # 120101)

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released March 1, 2019

"State Street Chicago" and "Reflections in Blue" composed by Sun Ra © Enterplanetary Koncepts (BMI)
"Nothin' from Nothin'" by Pat Patrick © Down Pat Music
"Yesterdays" by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach
"Say It Isn't So" by Irving Berlin
"I Dream Too Much" by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields

PERSONNEL:
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. 'Reflections in Blue' is not Sun Ra’s 1956 work, but a newly composed Ra blues with a different theme."

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A Helpful Guide to the Many Sun Ra Albums on Bandcamp: daily.bandcamp.com/2017/10/13/sun-ra-album-guide
The foremost figure in musical Afro-futurism and space-jazz. Keyboardist, composer, Arkestra leader, arranger, philosopher-jester, fashion icon, cosmic guide. Born Herman Blount in Alabama, 1914, left the planet in 1993, giving Earthlings a monumental catalog of recordings that transcend genre. ... more

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