Live at Montreux [P-Vine]

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
The excellent Live at Montreux set from 1976 was released on vinyl by both Saturn and Inner City before disappearing from print for many years. In 2003, the set was reissued by both Universe/Akarma and P-Vine. A full 20-member Arkestra plus dancers turns in a typically freewheeling set. From "Take the 'A' Train" featuring a killer solo from Marshall Allen, to the gospel-influenced "El Is a Sound of Joy," to the almost exotica "Lights on a Satellite," to the free and raucous "Gods of the Thunder Realm," and on to "We Travel the Spaceways," the Arkestra covers as much musical territory in this set as anyone would expect from a live Sun Ra show. This is considered to be ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
The excellent Live at Montreux set from 1976 was released on vinyl by both Saturn and Inner City before disappearing from print for many years. In 2003, the set was reissued by both Universe/Akarma and P-Vine. A full 20-member Arkestra plus dancers turns in a typically freewheeling set. From "Take the 'A' Train" featuring a killer solo from Marshall Allen, to the gospel-influenced "El Is a Sound of Joy," to the almost exotica "Lights on a Satellite," to the free and raucous "Gods of the Thunder Realm," and on to "We Travel the Spaceways," the Arkestra covers as much musical territory in this set as anyone would expect from a live Sun Ra show. This is considered to be another classic in a vast discography. [Completists take note: the Universe edition inexplicably fades out the last four minutes of "On Sound Infinity Spheres," which are present on the P-Vine edition.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • Label: P-Vine Japan
  • EAN: 4995879220320
  • Catalog Number: 22032/3

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sun Ra & His Arkestra Primary Artist
Ahmed Abdullah Trumpet
John Gilmore Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Allen Flute, Alto Saxophone
Clifford Jarvis Drums
Tony Bunn Electric Bass
Chris Capers Trumpet
Vincent Chancey French Horn
Al Evans Trumpet
Stanley Morgan Conga
Pat Patrick Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Sun Ra Organ, Piano, Moog Synthesizer, Indexed Contributor
June Tyson Vocals, Dancer
Elo Omo Bass Clarinet
James "Ham" Jackson Bassoon, Egyptian Drum
Larry Bright Drums
Cheryl Banks Dancer
Danny Davis Flute, Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Sun Ra Producer
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Ken Haas Cover Photo
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