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Recorded mostly in the early'60s in a sextet with Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, &c., this album explores stripped back forms and colour combinations that take jazz into unusual territories.

Sun Ra
Space Probe

Sun Ra: Space Probe (Art Yard)
Label: Art Yard    
Released in: USA    

"Recorded mostly in the early'60s with Ra, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, James Jacson, Nimrod Hunt and Thea Barbara, Space Probe explores stripped back forms and colour combinations that are far from jazz Ð or that attempt, very successfully, to take jazz into wholly new territories. Especially notable is the extraordinary Conversation Of J.P. for piano and percussion which, along with the opening track - an 18-minute Moog solo, probably recorded in 1970, just after Ra had newly acquired the instrument and was still putting it through its paces - make this an essential release in the Ra canon"-Art Yard

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725028929

Label: Art Yard
Catalog ID: AYCD11
Squidco Product Code: 14098

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded in late August of 1969.


Sun Ra-moog snth, piano, intergalactic instruments

John Gilmore-bass clarinet

Marshall Allen-flute

James Jacson-log drums

Nimrod Hunt-hand drums

Thea Barbara-vocals

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Track Listing:

1. Space Probe 17:57

2. Earth Primitive Earth 6:12

3. Circe - Sun Ra And Thea Barbara 0:47

4. Solar Symbols II 5:05

5. Dance Of The Wind 2:55

6. Recollections Of There - Sun Ra And Thea Barbara 4:51

7. Destiny 0:34

8. The Conversation Of J.P. 13:44