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A sturdy 4 LP box set documenting Sun Ra's 1984 European Tour, here performing live in Nickelsdorf, Germany at Jazzgalerie, for an ebullient set of Sun Ra originals and standards with the Arkestra including John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Eloe Taylor, James Jackson, &c &c.

Sun Ra Arkestra, The
Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 [VINYL 4 LP BOX]

Sun Ra Arkestra, The: Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 [VINYL 4 LP BOX] (Trost Records)

Label: Trost Records    
Released in: Austria    

The interplanetary jazz travelers of Sun Ra's Arkestra reached transcendent heights over the many decades their free music spanned. Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 finds a particularly spirited lineup of the Arkestra simmering through an almost three-hour set at an Austrian jazz festival. The band, featuring key Arkestra players John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Rollo Radford, Don Mumford, and of course Ra himself, runs through brilliant versions of almost 30 tunes. The set is heavy on improvisation and also includes standards like "Space Is the Place" and "Fate in a Pleasant Mood" as well as the cautionary groove of "Nuclear War."-Fred Thomas,

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Product Information:

Limited edition of 1000 copies.

UPC: 9120036681637

Label: Trost Records
Catalog ID: TROST 118LP
Squidco Product Code: 19606

Format: 4 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Austria
Packaging: LP Box Set
Recorded live at the Jazzgalerie in Nickelsdorf, Germany, on March 11th, 1984, by Friedrich Switil.


Sun Ra-piano,synth, vocals

John Gilmore-tenor saxophone,clarinet,evi,vocals

Marshall Allen-alto saxophone,flute,kora,percussion

Danny Ray Thompson-baritone saxophone,flute,percussion

Eloe Omoe Leroy Taylor-alto saxophone,bass clarinet,percussion

James Jackson-basoon,flute,drums,vocals

Ronnie Brown-trumpet

Rollo Radford-standup bass

Don Mumford-drums

Matthew Brown congas,dance

Myriam Broche-dance

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Track Listing:


1. Untitled Improvisation (11:33)

2. Discipline 27-II/Children of the Sun (7:01)

3. Nuclear War (7:26)


1. Unidentified Blues (6:07)

2. Sophisticated Lady (5:45)

3. East of the Sun (4:47)

4. Springtime Again (8:10)


1. Yeah Man! (2:50)

2. Mack the Knife (7:27)

3. Day Dream (5:30)

4. Love in Outer Space (10:26)


1. Space is the Place/We Travel the Spaceways/No News is Good News/Outer Spaceways Incorporated/Closing announcement 1st set (4:42)

2. Space Infinity Drum Intro 2nd set (1:42)

3. Pleiades (3:51)

4. UntitledImprovisation Part 1 (1:23)

5. Untitled Improvisation Part 2 (9:28)

6. Untitled Improvisation Part 3 (1:03)


1. Unidentified Piano Solo (2:57)

2. 'Round Midnight (8:54)

3. Unidentified Blues (5:51)

4. Happy as the Day Is Long (3:19)


1. Carefree (10:12)

2. Big John's Special (3:28)

3. Days of Wine and Roses (8:49)


1. What's New? (8:26)

2. Fate in a Pleasant Mood (8:45)

3. Fate in a Pleasant Mood Part 2 (6:48)


1. Retrospect (3:52)

2. Enlightenment/Strange Mathematics/Rhythmic Equations (9:46)