Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU ArtYard 003
"Originally released by Saturn in 1979, this is a studio recording by a large ensemble (including, unusually, electric guitar and bass). These are the first recordings of the titles included (though they were played live a few months earlier on German radio). Springtime Again is a floating, sonically open composition, with a distant sung ostinato, interestingly mixed. The door of the Cosmos, which features June Tyson, is a relaxed groove-driven piece in which electric piano, guitar and bass function as ground, over which events drift in and out, while Sleeping Beauty is a chaotic, swirly masterpiece with lots of effects added to the instruments, interestingly mixed."-Chris Cutler

"I don't usually write reviews but this cd is amazing. the band is under full control and the arrangements are exciting. Gilmore is all over the place and Ra's obbligatos are the best ever. "Springtime Again" is one of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear. the chants are wonderful and Gilmore's solo ranks with anything that's ever been recorded--Coleman Hawkins "Body and Soul," Trane's "Flamenco Sketches, Charles Llyod's "Forest Flower". It's exquisite. get this cd now."-Peter Fiore
  • LabelArt Yard
  • UPC752725024624
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