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The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1

by Sun Ra & His Arkestra

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Heliocentric 04:18
Other Worlds 04:35
The Cosmos 07:30
Nebulae 03:20


released December 4, 2017

Produced and directed by Sun Ra
Recorded at RLA Studios, New York, 1965
All titles composed and arranged by Sun Ra
Released in 1965 on ESP-Disk'

Sun Ra: piano, bass marimba, celeste, tympani
Chris Capers: trumpet
Teddy Nance: trombone
Bernard Pettaway: bass trombone
Marshall Allen: alto sax, piccolo, percussion
Danny Davis: alto sax, flute
John Gilmore: tenor sax, percussion
Pat Patrick: baritone sax, percussion
Robert Cummings: bass clarinet, percussion
Ronnie Boykins: bass
Roger Blank: drums, percussion
Jimhmi (Jimmy) Johnson: percussion


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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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