My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2

My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2

by Sun RaSun Ra

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Overview

Sun Ra's synthesizer, organ, and electric keyboard playing were probably the most underrated elements of his arsenal. Ra's piano and electronic keyboard journeys were often viewed as gimmicky, clowning, or musically illiterate ramblings. The remarkable phrases, rhythms, progressions, statements, and solos he offers throughout this 11-cut late-'60s and early-'70s session are a tribute to his understanding of the Moog synthesizer's possibilities and options. Ra's inclusion of soulful themes, vocals and African and Afro-Latin rhythms, along with arrangements that sometimes swing and other times jut or slash, is compelling, unpredictable, and wonderful.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/1992
Label: Evidence
UPC: 0730182204025
catalogNumber: 22040

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sun Ra   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Moog Synthesizer,Track Performer
John Gilmore   Percussion,Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Allen   Flute,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Clifford Jarvis   Drums
Alejandro Blake   Bass
William Brister   Percussion
Robert Cummings   Percussion
Ahk Tal Ebah   Trumpet
Kwame Hadi   Trumpet
Lex Humphries   Drums
Nimrod Hunt   Drums,Hand Drums
Pat Patrick   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
James Jacson   Percussion,Oboe
Danny Davis   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Alto Clarinet
Danny Thompson   Flute,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Katy Moffatt   Composer
Alton Abraham   Producer
Bob Campbell   Discographical Information
Jerry Gordon   Producer
John Ephland   Liner Notes
Thomas Vilot   Art Direction
Juli Hittner Vitello   Art Direction
Ihnfinity Inc.   Producer

Customer Reviews

My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Side one is a revival of the swing, but it retains the edge of the free period, more so than the swing stuff that followed. Side two is all solo electronic keyboard, heavy on single-note moog. Not for everyday, nor predictive of where he would take the electronic keys, but fun on occasion.