Sunday, October 04, 2015

Sun Ra x Gilles Peterson

Via Strut: "Legendary BBC 6Music / Worldwide DJ Gilles Peterson is the UK’s leading tastemaker for jazz-based sounds, and a long-time champion of the music and of Sun Ra. Peterson has handpicked a selection of some of his favorite moments from Sun Ra’s prolific output, compiled on a lovingly curated double-disc selection. It serves as perhaps the best introduction yet to the music of Sun Ra for a whole new generation of converts.

The 2CD version features a flowing mix by Peterson, while the 2LP version (available on limited 180g vinyl via the Strut store) features full-length versions of selected tracks from the mix, as well as the full mixed version on CD. 

If you buy either physical format, you will also receive a download code for the full unmixed digital version. The digital bundle includes the full unmixed selection along with Peterson’s mix. Sleeve notes on physical formats come from Gilles Peterson with a full Ra career biography by author Robert L. Campbell. 

The album also features previously unseen photos from the archives of Val Wilmer alongside full musician line-ups and session details.

Out Oct 30 - To Those Of Earth... And Other Worlds is available for pre-order now on the Strut Store as well as via other fine digital retailers."

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