Continuation, Vol. 1

Continuation, Vol. 1

by Sun RaSun Ra


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Continuation is an interesting late-'60s date with a nice mixture of styles. "Biosphere Blues" is a great slow blues with room for a number of solos, but anchored by the phenomenal playing of Ronnie Boykins. "Intergalaxtic Research" has some creepy space voice over a plodding beat joined by creepy organ, and "New Primitive Earth" is a weird flute/bells/koto experiment. "New Planet" is very cool space-exotica with Bugs Hunter (presumably) adding enormous washes of reverb and echo at various points in the tune. "Continuation To" starts with a crazed circus fanfare and then features Sun Ra on speed piano before calming down for a trumpet solo over an eight-beat bass ostinato. "Jupiter Festival" is a cacophonous romp with the saxophones' swooping squeals matched by Boykins' squealing arco. Continuation features several interesting instruments, like the Jupiterian Flute and Neptunian Libflecto and the space voice of Art Jenkins, and is one of several albums that demonstrate what a great player Boykins was. [This release was remastered and co-produced by Michael D. Anderson (of the Sun Ra Music Archive) and Irwin Chusid, under the auspices of Sun Ra LLC, the heirs of the late music legend. Original session tapes were used when available and sound quality should surpass all previous CD/digital editions.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2017
Label: Corbett Vs Dempsey
UPC: 0769791967083
catalogNumber: 9
Rank: 47701

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sun Ra   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Gong,Clavioline,Piano Strings
John Gilmore   Clarinet,Percussion,Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Allen   Percussion,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Ronnie Boykins   Bass
Robert Cummings   Bass Clarinet
Walter Miller   Trumpet
Pat Patrick   Clarinet,Percussion,Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Hunter   Percussion,Drums
Art Jenkins   Percussion,Voices
Danny Davis   Clarinet,Percussion,Alto Saxophone
Ali Hasaan   Trombone

Technical Credits

Sun Ra   Liner Notes
Tommy Hunter   Reverb
John Corbett   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Adam Abraham   Reissue Producer

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