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Recorded around the time of Sleeping Beauty, this album features the same funky approach to grooves and swinging electric trance, a focal point of Sun Ra's 70's catalog

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra
On Jupiter

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: On Jupiter (Art Yard)
Label: Art Yard    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A big band studio recording made a month before Sleeping Beauty and released by Saturn in 1979 consisting of three quite different pieces: On Jupiter, which is a vocalised, relaxed, swing trance piece, "UFO" - Sun Ra's unashamed approach to disco, layering big band events over a funky beat and chunky chants -, and "Seductive Fantasy", which lurches along in classic Ra fashion, very easygoing and with a good high-definition recording quality. It's nice to hear the oboe and bassoon, often lost in live recordings, so prominent, Again, the mixing is unusually sophisticated. As an ex-LP, it's LP length."-Chris Cutler, ReR Megacorp

"On Jupiter is a great album recorded in 1979, about a year after Lanquidity. After easing in with the fairly brief title cut, a fairly mellow affair featuring June Tyson on vocals, listeners are treated to the all-out disco-funk of "U.F.O." Anchored by a monster bassline courtesy of Steve Clarke, this tune has fun ensemble vocals and great solos on guitar and tenor sax. This is as funky as Sun Ra ever got and really must be heard to be believed. Side two consists of "Seductive Fantasy," a lovely piece composed on top of a three-note bass ostinato that features lots of great piano from Ra and some interesting guitar sounds from either Skeeter McFarland or Taylor Richardson. John Gilmore gets plenty of room on this track as well and Luqman Ali's drumming is superb. [...]"-Sean Westergaard, All Music

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725024822

Label: Art Yard
Catalog ID: ArtyardCD004
Squidco Product Code: 9992

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Originally released on the Saturn label in 1979.


Sun Ra-piano, organ, keyboards, vocals

Eddie Gale-trumpet

Michael Ray-trumpet

Marshall Allen-alto sax, flute, oboe

John Gilmore-tenor sax

Julian Pressley-baritone sax

Danny Ray Thompson-bass, flute

James Jacson-bassoon, flute

Skeeter McFarland-electric guitar

Taylor Richardson-electric guitar

Steve Clarke-electric bass

Richard Williams-bass


Luqman Ali-drums

June Tyson-vocals

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Track Listing:

1. On Jupiter 4:02

2. UFO Sun Ra 8:35

3. Seductive Fantasy 17:09