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Space Is The Place (International)

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Space Is the Place provides an excellent introduction to Sun Ra's vast and free-form jazz catalog. Typical of many Sun Ra recordings, the program is varied; earthbound songs, like the swing number "Images" and Egyptian exotica piece "Discipline," fit right in with more space-age cuts, like the tumultuous "Sea of Sounds" and the humorous "Rocket Number Nine." Sun Ra fuses many of these styles on the sprawling title cut, as interlocking harmonies, African percussion, manic synthesizer lines, and joyous ensemble blowing all jell into some sort of church revival of the cosmos. Throughout the recording, Sun Ra displays his typically wide-ranging talents on space organ and piano, reed players John Gilmore and Marshall Allen contribute incisive and intense solos, and June Tyson masterfully leads the Space Ethnic Voices on dreamy vocal flights. This is a fine recording and a must for Sun Ra fans.
© Stephen Cook /TiVo

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Space Is The Place
00:21:16

Sun Ra, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - ED MICHEL, Producer - Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, Participant - Alton Abraham, Producer

℗ 1973 Geffen Records

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Images
00:06:17

Sun Ra, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - ED MICHEL, Producer - Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, Participant - Alton Abraham, Producer

A Verve Records release; ℗ 1973 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Discipline 33
00:04:49

Sun Ra, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - ED MICHEL, Producer - Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, Participant - Alton Abraham, Producer

℗ 1973 Geffen Records

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Sea Of Sound
00:07:44

Sun Ra, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - ED MICHEL, Producer - Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, Participant - Alton Abraham, Producer

℗ 1973 Geffen Records

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Rocket Number Nine
00:02:54

Sun Ra, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - ED MICHEL, Producer - Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, Participant - Alton Abraham, Producer

℗ 1973 Geffen Records

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Space Is the Place provides an excellent introduction to Sun Ra's vast and free-form jazz catalog. Typical of many Sun Ra recordings, the program is varied; earthbound songs, like the swing number "Images" and Egyptian exotica piece "Discipline," fit right in with more space-age cuts, like the tumultuous "Sea of Sounds" and the humorous "Rocket Number Nine." Sun Ra fuses many of these styles on the sprawling title cut, as interlocking harmonies, African percussion, manic synthesizer lines, and joyous ensemble blowing all jell into some sort of church revival of the cosmos. Throughout the recording, Sun Ra displays his typically wide-ranging talents on space organ and piano, reed players John Gilmore and Marshall Allen contribute incisive and intense solos, and June Tyson masterfully leads the Space Ethnic Voices on dreamy vocal flights. This is a fine recording and a must for Sun Ra fans.
© Stephen Cook /TiVo

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