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Rake-Star: Some Ra
Rake-Star:
Some Ra

(Spool -- Canada )


Price: $14.95    




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Mining the spaceways with Sun Ra compositions and original compositions, this large band extends the ideas of the Arkestra while making room for modern like-minded players.

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Cosmo Sun Connection
Sun Ra and His Arkestra:
Cosmo Sun Connection

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: On Jupiter
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra:
On Jupiter

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )


Price: $16.95    




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Recorded around the time of Sleeping Beauty, this album features the same funky approach to grooves and swinging electric trance, a focal point of Sun Ra's 70's catalog

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: The Antique Blacks
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra:
The Antique Blacks

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )


Price: $15.95    




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Long-sought Saturn reissue from Sun Ra with a mid-size ensemble of some of his most prominent players, the electric side of Ra in amazing compositions mostly unique to this release.

Sun Ra: Continuation [2 CDs]
Sun Ra:
Continuation [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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A rare release of vintage Sun Ra remastered from the original tapes, featuring 14 tracks not issued anywhere else on a bonus CD, altogether totaling over 80 minutes of great music.

Sun Ra: Feature Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold
Sun Ra:
Feature Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Sun Ra's 1964 ESP release with a young saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold Murray on flute and log drum, remastered and with an additional 45 minutes.

Sun Ra: Space Probe
Sun Ra:
Space Probe

(Art Yard -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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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: Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy
Sun Ra:
Sub Underground Series Vol 1 & 2 - Cosmo Earth Fantasy

(Art Yard (ReR TYARD) -- USA )


Price: $15.95    




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A Saturn release from the 1960's featuring a wide-range of pieces from studio recordings, rehearsals, and live concerts that are all heart-felt and made in the traditional Sun Ra style.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Live In Ulm 1992 [2 CDs]
Sun Ra Arkestra:
Live In Ulm 1992 [2 CDs]

(Leo Records -- UK )


Price: $29.95    




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Leo Records joins the celebration of Herman Blount, aka Sun Ra's, 100th birthday with this double CD, 100 minutes in 17 compositions of an 11-piece Arkestra performing live in Ulm, Germany in 1992, a great mix of classic Sun Ra pieces in a nearly continuous set.

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Research Arkestra: Planets of Life or Death: Amiens '73
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Research Arkestra:
Planets of Life or Death: Amiens '73

(Strut -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Originally released on LP for Record Store Day 2015, this is an unissued Sun Ra concert from Amiens, France in 1973 with a 19-piece Arkestra performing live at Maison de la Culture, a good quality capture of this intense, ritualistic and visceral concert from the band's prime.

Sun Ra: College Tour Volume One: The Complete Nothing Is...
Sun Ra:
College Tour Volume One: The Complete Nothing Is...

(ESP-Disk -- USA )


Price: $17.95    




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With over 90 minutes of additional material this reissue of "Nothing Is..." from the 1966 ESP College Tour adds a 2nd set from the Arkestra, a sound check, and an introduction by Burton Greene.

Sun Ra: Discipline 27-II [2017 REMASTER]
Sun Ra:
Discipline 27-II [2017 REMASTER]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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The 2nd volume in Sun Ra's "Discipline" series was recorded during the same sessions as 1972's Impulse release "Space Is the Place", with Sun Ra on electronic keyboards and Moog, and a large band including Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis, Akh Tal Ebah, June Tyson, &c.

Sun Ra: Disco 3000 (Complete Milan Concert 1978)
Sun Ra:
Disco 3000 (Complete Milan Concert 1978)

(Art Yard -- Great Britain )


Price: $14.50    




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Restored to its original brilliant form as a single CD, these sessions from 1977-78 capture Sun Ra live in Italy in a small ensemble with John Gilmore and Michael Ray.

Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer
Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra:
A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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This reissue of the 1983 Saturn Research LP presents two aspects of the Sun Ra Arkestra, the first side with the 80's classics "Nuclear War" along with "Retrospect" and "Makeup"; the second side presenting the extended and more experimental "A Fireside Chat with Lucifer", a 20 minute well balanced, open framework that allows for both melodic soloing and extended free exchanges.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling [2 LPS]
Sun Ra Arkestra:
Swirling [2 LPS]

(STRUT / Artyard -- UK & US )


Price: $29.95    




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The first new Sun Ra Arkestra album in twenty years, recorded in Philadelphia under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allan, with long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune, Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchel, with new material and new renderings of classic Ra compositions.

Sun Ra: Egypt 1971 [4 CDs]
Sun Ra:
Egypt 1971 [4 CDs]

(STRUT -- UK & US )


Price: $24.95    




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Originally released in 3 LPs as Live in Egypt on Thoth Intergalactic and then as the Saturn albums Dark Myth Equation Visitation, Nidhamu & Horizon, this set reissues and expands the 1971 Sun Ra tour recordings: The Mena House Hotel in Giza; a concert at Hartmut Geerken's in Heliopolis; a live Cairo TV channel broadcast; and a concert at Cairo's the Ballon Theatre.

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: I Struck a Match on the Moon / Dreamsville [7-inch VINYL]
Sun Ra and His Arkestra:
I Struck a Match on the Moon / Dreamsville [7-inch VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Recorded during the The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra sessions in 1961 after moving the Arkestra to the Philadelphia/NY area from his original Chicago base, these two ballads are sung by Ricky Murray, "I Struck a Match..." written by Sun Ra and very much an Arkestra tune, while "Dreamsville" is a Livingston-Mancini-Evans tune that receives Ra's big band treatment.

Sun Ra: Extensions Out, Plus: Four Poetry Books (1959/1972) [4 BOOKS]
Sun Ra:
Extensions Out, Plus: Four Poetry Books (1959/1972) [4 BOOKS]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


Price: $46.95    




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Four books of poetry by Sun Ra: two pamphlets that accompanied early Sun Ra albums issued in the late 1950s — Jazz By Sun Ra (1957) and Jazz In Silhouette (1959) — and two published more than a decade later later by Infinity Inc./Saturn Research: The Immeasurable Equation and the very rare Extensions Out: The Immeasurable Equation Vol. II.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing is ... Completed & Revisited
Sun Ra Arkestra:
Nothing is ... Completed & Revisited

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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Reissuing and remastering Sun Ra's 1966 Arkestra album Nothing Is, the complete live recording from St. Lawrence University in NY with a classic ensemble including saxophonists Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick & John Gilmore, bassist Ronnie Boykins, drummer Cliffor Jarvis, &c., an incredible concert with an exemplary set of Sun Ra compositions and performances.

Mitchell, Tyler feat Marshall Allen: Dancing Shadows
Mitchell, Tyler feat Marshall Allen:
Dancing Shadows

(Mahakala Music -- USA )


Price: $11.95    




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Sun Ra alumni, bassist Tyler Mitchell leads a small ensemble including current Arkestra leader, saxophonist Marshall Allen, drummer Wayne Smith and percussionsit Elson Nascimento through a series of Sun Ra compositions and core pieces, along with a Thelonious Monk tune and two Mitchell compositions, in a band with saxophonist Chris Hemingway & Nicoletta Manzini.

Rollig, Silke / Burton Greene: Space Is Still The Place
Rollig, Silke / Burton Greene:
Space Is Still The Place

(Improvising Beings -- France )


Price: $13.95    




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New York free jazz pianist Burton Greene and free jazz vocalist Silke Rollig recorded these thirteen improvisations at The Loft in Koln, Germany in 2013, a mix of lyrical free playing with scat and freeform vocals, accompanied by flute, and by sax, on one piece each.

Sun Ra Arkestra & Salah Ragab: Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt
Sun Ra Arkestra & Salah Ragab:
Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt

(STRUT -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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The last installment in Strut's Sun Ra reissue series is also the first time that Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt album has been reissued, bringing to light these studio recordings between the Arkestra and Egyptian drummer Salah Ragab, recorded during Ra's 1983 Egyptian tour, and featuring two Ragab compostions from his Cairo Jazz Band.

Sun Ra: Ra To The Rescue [TRANSLUCENT GREEN VINYL]
Sun Ra:
Ra To The Rescue [TRANSLUCENT GREEN VINYL]

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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A well-balanced early 80s album in it's first reissue from Sun Ra with a 16-piece Arkestra, recording at Squat Theater in New York City, 1982 for a mix of Ra original numbers and songs including "Children of the Sun" and "Cosmo-Party Blues", plus a wild Sun Ra solo synthesizer improv, blues and traditional jazz numbers, and a layered percussion jam.

Free Range Rat (Carison / Hipp / McGloin / Schuller /  Yates): Nut Club
Free Range Rat (Carison / Hipp / McGloin / Schuller / Yates):
Nut Club

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling
Sun Ra Arkestra:
Swirling

(STRUT / Artyard -- UK & US )


Price: $13.95    




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The first new Sun Ra Arkestra album in twenty years, recorded in Philadelphia under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allan, with long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson, Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune, Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchel, with new material and new renderings of classic Ra compositions.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Prophet
Sun Ra & His Arkestra:
Prophet

(Modern Harmonic -- USA / Canada )


Price: $16.95    




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Perhaps the only recordings on the Sequential Circuits "Prophet" analog synthesizer by Sun Ra, starting with an extended solo performance that bridges jazz tradition and future spacewaves, followed by full Arkestra performances on a set of concepts around "The Prophet", with both Marshall Allen and John Gilmore at the helm above a cosmically percussive heavy ensemble.

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Prophet [YELLOW VINYL]
Sun Ra & His Arkestra:
Prophet [YELLOW VINYL]

(Modern Harmonic -- USA / Canada )


Price: $26.95    




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Perhaps the only recordings on the Sequential Circuits "Prophet" analog synthesizer by Sun Ra, starting with an extended solo performance that bridges jazz tradition and future spacewaves, followed by full Arkestra performances on a set of concepts around "The Prophet", with both Marshall Allen and John Gilmore at the helm above a cosmically percussive heavy ensemble.

Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2
Sun Ra Arkestra:
Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


Price: $18.95    




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The two volumes of "Heliocentric Worlds", recorded 7 months apart in 1965, represent perhaps one of greatest chapters in Sun Ra's legacy, bringing together his immense orchestration skills with future-leaning free jazz, allowing his players expanse inside disciplined compositions that reflect on both space and the then-new freedom explored by jazz soloists.

Sun Ra: Space Is The Place [2 CDs + BLURAY + DVD + BOOKLET]
Sun Ra:
Space Is The Place [2 CDs + BLURAY + DVD + BOOKLET]

(Modern Harmonic -- USA )


Price: $48.95    




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Digitally restoring and expanding on Sun Ra's 1972 soundtrack for the film of the same name, in a solid box set with two audio CDs, a DVD and BluRay + bonus featuures of the original film, along with a previously unreleased album recorded at the same soundtrack sessions, The Mathematics Of The Altered Destiny, and a booklet with notes from multiple Afrofuturism scholars.

Sun Ra And His Arkestra: Saturn XIII [10-inch VINYL]
Sun Ra And His Arkestra:
Saturn XIII [10-inch VINYL]

(Presspop -- Japan )


Price: $23.95    




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A collection of Sun Ra recordings from the 1970s to 80s, from a small pressings on Sun Ra's own Saturn label and now public for the first time - "Just Friends" live (alongside an unreleased, intimate living room solo recordings of the same), plus "Under the Spell of Love" from the Just Friends album, and a previously unissued and Sun Ra's only known recording of "Cherokee".

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Research Arkestra: Helsinki 1971
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Research Arkestra:
Helsinki 1971

(Transparency -- USA )


Price: $39.95    




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New sealed copy. Live recordings of Sun Ra's large Intergalactic Solar Research Arkestra performing live in Helsinki, 1971, plus a DVD of a 1971 interview with The Finnish Broadcasting Co.

Free Pantone Trio: A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things
Free Pantone Trio:
A Blink Of An Eye To The Nature Of Things

(FMR -- UK )


Price: $14.95    




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Free Pantone trio is a Portuguese musical group recently created in Lisbon by bassist Rui Sousa, pianist Manuel Guimaraes and drummer Joao Valinho, using a trans-idiomatic and experimental approach they seek to exploit diverse musical genres and sub-genres from jazz and contemporary music using improvisation and real-time composition as their uniting principle.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.



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Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing is ... Completed & Revisited

Sun Ra: Continuation [2 CDs]

Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 and 2

Sun Ra Arkestra & Salah Ragab: Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt

Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fire Side Chat With Lucifer

Sun Ra: Extensions Out, Plus: Four Poetry Books (1959/1972) [4 BOOKS]

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: I Struck a Match on the Moon / Dreamsville [7-inch VINYL]

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Prophet [YELLOW VINYL]

Sun Ra And His Arkestra: Saturn XIII [10-inch VINYL]

Free Range Rat (Carison / Hipp / McGloin / Schuller / Yates): Nut Club

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra: On Jupiter

Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling [2 LPS]

Rake-Star: Some Ra

Sun Ra: Ra To The Rescue [TRANSLUCENT GREEN VINYL]

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