Reflections in Blue

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
By the 1980s, Sun Ra was often revisiting the past in eccentric fashion. He had become interested again in the music of Fletcher Henderson and early Duke Ellington, and was playing occasional standards in concert, although in very much his own way. His 14-piece Arkestra of 1986 on this date not only performs demented renditions of "Say It Isn't So" and "Yesterdays" hinting at swing while often including borderline outside solos, but originals that sound like crazy swing tunes, most notably the heated "Reflections In Blue" and "Nothin' From Nothin'." Certainly this studio set is not recommended for swing purists who take life too seriously, but the creative and often crazy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
By the 1980s, Sun Ra was often revisiting the past in eccentric fashion. He had become interested again in the music of Fletcher Henderson and early Duke Ellington, and was playing occasional standards in concert, although in very much his own way. His 14-piece Arkestra of 1986 on this date not only performs demented renditions of "Say It Isn't So" and "Yesterdays" hinting at swing while often including borderline outside solos, but originals that sound like crazy swing tunes, most notably the heated "Reflections In Blue" and "Nothin' From Nothin'." Certainly this studio set is not recommended for swing purists who take life too seriously, but the creative and often crazy music should delight many listeners. The follow-up album, Hours After, was recorded during the same two days.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/1993
  • Label: Black Saint
  • UPC: 027312010121
  • Catalog Number: 120101

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sun Ra Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
John Gilmore Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Timbales
Danny Thompson Flute, Bongos, Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Marshall Allen Flute, Oboe, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone
Tyrone Hill Trombone
Thomas "Bugs" Hunter Drums
Carl LeBlanc Guitar
Tyler Mitchell Bass
Randall Murray Trumpet
Pat Patrick Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Leroy Taylor Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet
Ronald Wilson Tenor Saxophone
Sun Ra Arkestra Track Performer
James Jacson Bassoon, Drums, African Drums
Earl "Buster" Smith Drums
Technical Credits
Giancarlo Barigozzi Engineer
Giovanni Bonandrini Producer
Gennaro Carone Engineer
Peter Watrous Liner Notes
Paolo Lovat Engineer
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