Kindred Spirits & Artyard collaborated to reissue this key 1978 Sun Ra small ensemble album with John Gilmore (sax), Michael Ray (trumpet), and Luqman Ali (drums) recorded at Teatro Cilak in Milan, Italy.
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Catalog ID: KSAY 001LP
Squidco Product Code: 18105
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a cardstock sleeve
Recorded in the Teatro Cilak, on January 23, 1978 in Milan. Originally released in 1979 on the Saturn Gemini label as CMIJ 78.
Luqman Ali-drums, vocals
Sun Ra-piano, organo, synthesizer, drum programming
John Gilmore-tenor saxophone, drums, vocals
Michael Ray-trumpet, vocals
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A1. Disco 3000
B1. Third Planet
B2. Friendly Galaxy
B3. Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens
sample the album:
"In the winter months of 1977-1978, 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, and it's companion Media Dreams, capture 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."