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Well recorded, previously unknown and unreleased 1966 concert at the University of Buffalo with Sun Ra on piano & clavioline, plus John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, Robert Cummings, Teddy Nance, Clifford Jarvis, Ronnie Boykins, James Jacson, Carl Nimrod Malone.

Sun Ra And His Band From Outer Space
Space Aura [10" VINYL]

Sun Ra And His Band From Outer Space: Space Aura [10
Label: Art Yard    
Released in: Germany    

"The legendary jazz composer Sun Ra was in a lot of transition during the 1960′s, relocating from Chicago to New York State for further expansions into the realm of free jazz and other exploratory forays of modern music. By 1966, Sun Ra was a full enigma to the world and his tapestry of space age and ancient Egyptian ethos aligned in full during this phase. The Magic City, Heliocentric Worlds and many other LP's of this era are not only pivotal statements in Ra's canon but are some of the most legendary free jazz albums ever released. It's always beautiful to hear brand new music from Sun Ra and we have been blessed with this occurrence by the staff at Art Yard Records and a new release that hit our office today.

Space Aura is of course the new release and was a product of a shifting state of consciousness Ra was going through during the mid '60′. Art Yard Records had lifted this unknown live recording out of the deepest pockets of the Ra archives for a much needed first pressing on both vinyl and digital formats. Ra recorded the release in a professional environment at the University of Buffalo in 1966, accompanied by his closest members of the Arkestra and billed under the moniker Sun Ra and his Band from Outer Space. With a multi-track recording of this year, the window into Ra's creative process expands in a way that is truly priceless. These recordings are unheard in any realm and have some of the most pristine sounds for any live recording sourced in '66 by Ra. Ethereal musings from one of the most eccentric bands to ever put out records and a new release that tops most new Ra items.

Sound Colour Vibration is proud to present the first two public streams of this release courtesy of Art Yard Records with the first two tracks of the new release. We are very happy to see Space Aura hit the world soon and to also introduce you to the first look."-Sound Colour Vibration

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Product Information:


Label: Art Yard
Catalog ID: ARTYARD 10001EP
Squidco Product Code: 18596

Format: 10" Record
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Germany
Packaging: 10" Vinyl in a Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded May 1966 at the University of Buffalo. Produced for Art Yard by Peter Dennett. Transferred and Mastered from the original Master Tape by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works. Front Cover Photograph of Sun Ra, 14th December 1968 Berkeley California © Baron Wolman. Compositions and arrangements by Sun Ra.


Sun Ra-piano, clavioline

John Gilmore-tenor saxophone, percussion

Marshall Allen-alto saxophone, oboe, flute, piccolo, percussion

Pat Patrick-baritone saxophone, flute, percussion

Robert Cummings-bass clarinet

Teddy Nance-trombone

Ali Hassan-trombone

Clifford Jarvis-drums

Ronnie Boykins-bass

James Jacson-log drums, flute, percussion

Carl Nimrod Malone-sun horn, gong, percussion

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Track Listing:

Side A

1. Solo Piano Introduction

2. Space Aura

Side B

1. Song Of the Sparer

2. Exotic Forest

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