Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Sun Ra collection: In The Orbit Of Ra

Via Strut: "Sun Ra is one of the most respected and unique creative minds in jazz music. To commemorate what would have been Ra's 100th birthday, we've teamed up with Art Yard for a very special release. In The Orbit Of Ra is a new collection presented by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen.

Bringing together Sun Ra highights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, all mastered from the original tapes.

Out September 22nd, In The Orbit Of Ra will be available on 2CD, 2LP and digital formats. As always, vinyl copies ordered from the Strut store will ship on limited edition 180 gram vinyl while supplies last, and will include a CD copy of the album. 

Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare and previously unpublished photos by Val Wilmer.Hear the pristine master for one of our favorite Sun Ra tracks, 'Plutonian Nights', below.

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