Friday, 27 March 2009

Sun Ra - Space is the Place (1972)

...ahh, Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra, a beautiful album from a beautiful man, we're Under the Influence here at the rfsLounge of this album in particular and Sun Ra in toto...

...Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra[1]; May 22, 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama – May 30, 1993 in Birmingham, Alabama) was a jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy", musical compositions and performances.

"Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra was probably the most controversial," critic Scott Yanow said,[2] due to Sun Ra's eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the "Angel Race" and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona of "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism as he preached awareness and peace above all. He abandoned his birth name and took on the name and persona of Sun Ra (Ra being the ancient Egyptian god of the sun), and used several other names throughout his career, including Le Sonra and Sonny Lee.[3] Blount denied any connection with birth name, saying "That's an imaginary person, never existed … Any name that I use other than Ra is a pseudonym."[4]

...check out possibly the greatest blax-adelic over on rfsMojoTV, more info HERE and download the album HERE, or buy it HERE...

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