This album is dedicated to the memory of Mehmet Uluğ. Matrix, Runout (Disc 2 - DVD): A0102496989-A912 16 A00 Sony DADC. Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 - CD): IFPI L555. Mastering SID Code (Disc 2 - DVD): IFPI L556.
Sun Ra was one of the greatest and least-known jazz artists of the last four decades, known for his experimental style, cosmic philosophy and theatrical performances, whose influence on diverse musicians is little known to the general public. As a pianist and band leader, his style ranged from retro swing to avant-garde free jazz, and often in the same piece. Sun Ra passed away in 1993. Since 1995, the group have been performing under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen. Allen, as musical director of the band, is now in his 60th year of continuous activity within the Arkestra
Since Sun Ra and John Gilmore died, Allen has led the Arkestra, and has recorded two albums as their bandleader. In May 2004, Allen celebrated his 80th birthday on stage with the Arkestra, as part of their performance at the Ninth Vision Festival in New York City. Allen gave other performances on his birthday in 2008 at Sullivan Hall and at Iridium Jazz Club in 2018, both in New York City .
Sun, 21 Apr PDT at The Roxy Theatre. HPB Pres: Carla Bozulich & Devin Sarno, Bobb Bruno, Teasips. Thu, 4 Apr PDT at Highland Park Bowl. This Is Not This Heat - March 21. Thu, 21 Mar PDT at Zebulon Café Concert. Fri, 5 Apr PDT at Zebulon Café Concert.
Album · 2016 · 8 Songs. Satellites Are Spinning (with Marshall Allen). 8 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes. Released: Jul 29, 2016. 2015 IN+OUT Records. More By Sun Ra Arkestra. See All. Live at the Paradox.
Two decades after Sun Ra himself quit this dimension, space is still very much the place for the Arkestra he left behind. This 2014 live set recorded in Istanbul finds the band in potent form, led by the freewheeling alto saxophone of Marshall Allen. Thirties big band swing mixes with bebop, free jazz and cosmic chanting from a band adorned, as the accompanying DVD reveals, in the nattiest evening wear in the universe.
The Sun Ra Arkestra is the name most commonly used for the current incarnation of Sun Ra's original band, now led by Marshall Allen. Since 1954, Marshall Allen has been the ferocious core of the Arkestra. Under his direction, big band and swing are played to perfection and beyond. A master of both "inside" and "out," Allen steers the Arkestra to realize possibilities of future and past, always extending both, ever in cahoots with the alter-destiny.
|RA # 2||10:00|
|Care Free # 2||10:03|
|Satellites Are Spinning||11:23|
|IOR 77122-9||Sun Ra Arkestra* Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen||Sun Ra Arkestra* Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen - Live At Babylon (CD, Album, Ltd + DVD-V)||In+Out Records||IOR 77122-9||Germany||2015|
|IOR CD 77122-2||The Sun Ra Arkestra||Babylon Live (CD, Album)||In+Out Records||IOR CD 77122-2||Germany||2015|