Sun Ra

Angels and Demons at Play (LP-407)

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Angels and Demons at Play

Sun Ra



LPS 114137




Angels and DemonsAt Play180 Gram

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LP 16,51 €

Angels And Demons At Play was compiled from two different sessions, recorded four years apart (1956 and 1960), that reflect Sun Ra's evolution from hard Chicago bop towards exotic styles that transcended easy categorization. The album was released in 1965 with a distinctive sleeve design by Sun Ra, featuring an identical illustration on both sides, and no sleeve notes. Besides the leader, there's overlapping personnel at the two sessions, yet the two LP sides were somewhat incongruous, demonstrating how much the Arkestra had evolved in four years.


  • Sun Ra - piano, electric piano
  • John Gilmore - tenor sax, solar bells
  • Pat Patrick - baritone & alto sax, flute
  • Marshall Allen - alto sax, flute
  • Ronnie Boykins - bass
  • Charlie Davis - baritone sax
  • Art Hoyle - trumpet
  • Nate Pryor - trombone
  • Wilber Green - electric bass
  • Robert Barry - drums
  • Jim Herdon - tympani, timbali
  • Julian Prester - trombone
  • Victor Sproles - bass
  • Ohil Cohran - trumpet

Chicago, 1955-1956-1957


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Tiny Pyramids
  • A2. Between Two Worlds
  • A3. Music from the World Tomorrow
  • A4. Angels and Demons at Play
  • B4. Demon's Lullaby
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Urnack
  • B2. Medicine for a Nightmare
  • B3. A Call for All Demons
  • B4. Demon's Lullaby