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Saturn's reissue of this interesting late-60's Sun Ra LP, presenting a mix of instruments and instrumental works, with the Arkestra including John Gilmore, Danny Davis, Danny Thomas, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, &c.

Sun Ra
Continuation [VINYL]

Sun Ra: Continuation [VINYL] (Saturn)
Label: Saturn    
Released in: USA    

"Continuation is an interesting late-'60s date with a nice mixture of styles. "Biosphere Blues" is a great slow blues with room for a number of solos, but anchored by the phenomenal playing of Ronnie Boykins. "Intergalaxtic Research" has some creepy space voice over a plodding beat which is joined by creepy organ, and "New Primitive Earth" is a weird flute/bells/koto experiment. "New Planet" is very cool space-exotica with Bugs Hunter (presumably) adding enormous washes of reverb and echo at various points in the tune. "Continuation To" starts with a crazed circus fanfare and then features Sun Ra on speed piano before calming down for a trumpet solo over an eight-beat bass ostinato. "Jupiter Festival" is a cacophonous romp with the saxophones' swooping squeals matched by Boykins' squealing arco. Continuation features several interesting instruments, like the Jupiterian Flute and Neptunian Libflecto and the space voice of Art Jenkins, and is one of several albums that demonstrate what a great player Ronnie Boykins was."-Sean Westergaard, All Music

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Product Information:

UPC: 725543979513

Label: Saturn
Catalog ID: SAN 520
Squidco Product Code: 17832

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a cardstock sleeve
Recorded on March 10th, 1963 at Choreographer's Workshop, NYC.


Sun Ra-piano, piano strings, space organ, clavioline, gong

Walter Miller-trumpet

Ali Hasaan-trombone

John Gilmore-tenor saxophone, clarinet, percussion

Marshall Allen-alto saxophone, oboe, percussion

Danny Davis-alto saxophone, clarinet, percussion

Pat Patrick-baritone saxophone, clarinet, percussion

Robert Cummings-bass clarinet

Art Jenkins-space voice, percussion

Ronnie Boykins-bass

Tommy Hunter-drums, percussion, reverb

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Track Listing:


1. Biosphere Blues 5:06

2. Intergalactic Research 8:12

3. Earth Primitive Earth 3:12

4. New Planet 3:21


5. Continuation To Jupiter Festival 20:15

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