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Night in East Berlin/My Brothers the Wind and the Sun
     

A Night in East Berlin/My Brothers the Wind and the Sun

by Sun Ra & His Cosmo Discipline Arkestra
 
Despite a somewhat subpar sound mix and poor packaging, this 1986 live Sun Ra effort will be enjoyed by dedicated fans of the cosmic bandleader. It includes a typical live Ra mix of frenetic ensemble explorations, Afro-percussion numbers, and ballad standards, in addition to what are considered standards in Sun Ra catalog, the buoyant "Space Is the Place/We Travel the

Overview

Despite a somewhat subpar sound mix and poor packaging, this 1986 live Sun Ra effort will be enjoyed by dedicated fans of the cosmic bandleader. It includes a typical live Ra mix of frenetic ensemble explorations, Afro-percussion numbers, and ballad standards, in addition to what are considered standards in Sun Ra catalog, the buoyant "Space Is the Place/We Travel the Spaceways" and "Rocket Number Nine." In contrast to these relatively straight-ahead vocal pieces, there are the sprawling, incendiary instrumentals "Mystic Prophecy" and "Shadow World," featuring expansive synthesizer solos by Ra and blistering alto saxophone work by Marshall Allen. Balancing out the fireworks is a double Duke Ellington tribute: a sweet rendition of "Prelude to a Kiss" and the reconfiguration of a favorite Ellington concert piece "Tenderly" ("Interstellar Spaceways"). The latter cut spotlights the incredible tenor saxophone talents of longtime Ra bandmember John Gilmore. Ending the set is the lengthy suite"My Brothers the Wind and Sun No. 9." This is an enjoyable and provocative Sun Ra title, but probably not best suited to those new to his music.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2000
Label:
Leo Records Uk
UPC:
5024792014927
catalogNumber:
149
Rank:
139779

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Performance Credits

Sun Ra & His Cosmo Discipline Arkestra   Primary Artist
Ahmed Abdullah   Trumpet
John Gilmore   Percussion,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Billy Bang   Violin
Marshall Allen   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Luqman Ali   Drums
Owen Brown   Violin
Bruce Edwards   Electric Guitar
Tyrone Hill   Trombone
Eloe Omoe   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Contra-alto Clarinet
John Ore   Bass
Pat Patrick   Alto Saxophone
Sun Ra   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Michael Ray   Trumpet
June Tyson   Violin,Vocals
Kenny Williams   Baritone Saxophone
James Jacson   Bassoon,Drums
Earl "Buster" Smith   Drums
Pharoah Abdullah   Percussion
Art Jenkins   Vocals
Danny Thompson   Bongos,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Sun Ra   Composer
Chris Trent   Liner Notes

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