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Sun Ra's highly sought after 1978 small ensemble live recording from Milan, originally released on his Saturn labelt.

Sun Ra
Disco 3000

Sun Ra: Disco 3000 (Art Yard)
Label: Art Yard    
Released in: Great Britain    

"In the winter of 1977-8, philosopher, pianist and bandleader Sun Ra was in Italy. The Italian tour resulted in releases on Sun Ra's own Saturn label, all of which have long been out of print and all but impossible to find. With the re-release of DISCO 3000 one of the most celebrated of these elusive Saturn gems is once more available. This release captures a side of Sun Ra's work - small ensemble, close form, original composition, rather minimal - that is otherwise under-represented. Depending heavily on Ra's electric and electronic keyboards (including the mysterious Crumar Mainman - of which even the company has no record) and, more unusually, on his intelligent use of sequencers and rhythm machines, this is an important window on the evolution of Ra's musical thinking, rendered even more transparent by the economy of its means; a quartet comprising only saxophonist John Gilmore, trumpeter Michael Ray and drummer Luqman Ali."-ReR USA

24-bit master from the original tapes, with booklet notes by performer Michael Ray

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Product Information:

24-bit master from the original tapes, with booklet notes by performer Michael Ray

UPC: 752725026826

Label: Art Yard
Catalog ID: Art Yard CD 101
Squidco Product Code: 22366

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at The Teatro Cilak, in Milan, Italy, on January 23rd, 1978.


Sun Ra-piano, organ, moog synth, rhythm machine, vocals

John Gilmore-tenor sax, drums, vocals

Luqman Ali-drums, vocals

Michael Ray-trumpet, vocals

June Tyson-vocals

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Track Listing:

1. Disco 3000 26:18

2. Third Planet 6:24

3. Friendly Galaxy 1:17

4. Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens 11:04

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