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3rd edition of this great live recording of Sun Ra and his Arkestra from 1980 in Switzerland, originally released as a double LP, and remastered for CD in 2010.

Sun Ra Arkestra
Sunrise In Different Dimensions

Sun Ra Arkestra: Sunrise In Different Dimensions (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

A great live recording of Sun Ra and his Arkestra from 1980 in Switzerland, originally released as a double LP, and remastered for CD in 2010 (two pieces have been excluded from the original LP release). The concert featured a ten piece ensemble playing a mix of originals, standards and modern jazz compositions, including pieces Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis/Tad Dameron, Coleman Hawkins, Billy Strayhorn, and Duke Ellington. This is a good example of later Sun Ra configurations, with Sun Ra still in his prime and the Arkestra, under the influence of Marshall Allen and John Gilmore, in excellent form.

"Sun Ra & the Arkestra live in Willisau, Switzerland... In addition to diverse and generally adventurous originals by Ra, the ensemble performs ragged and eccentric versions of such 1930s pieces as "'Big John's Special," "Yeah Man," "Queer Notions," "Limehouse Blues," and "King Porter Stomp." For the remainder of his life, Sun Ra would alternate between reinventions of swing tunes and his outer space originals... this was one of the better examples of his late-period band."-Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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Product Information:

UPC: 75215606982

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 698
Squidco Product Code: 12924

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded live on Sunday February 24, 1980 at Gasthof Mohren, Willisau, Switzerland.


Sun Ra-piano

Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Noel Scott-alto sax, oboe, flute

Danny Thompson-baritone sax, flute

Kenneth Williams-tenor, baritone sax

Michael Ray-trumpet, flugelhorn

Chris Henderson-drums

Eric Walker-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Light From A Hidden Sun 3:52

2. Pin-Points Of Spriral Prisms 4:41

3. Silhouettes Of The Shadow World 7:21

4. Cocktails For Two 3:21

5. 'Round Midnight 6:41

6. Lady Bird-Half Nelson 8:00

7. Big John's Special 3:38

8. Yeah Man! 3:25

9. Disguised Gods In Skullduggery Rendez-Vous 9:05

10. Queer Notions 2:44

11. Limehouse Blues 3:44

12. King Porter Stomp 3:32

13. Take The A Train 5:07

14. Lightnin' 2:43

15. A Hello-Hello! And Goodbye Too! 3:11