Sun Ra

The Magic City (CMR001CD)

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The Magic City

Sun Ra

Cosmic Myth

881626506523

DRJ 151108

CMR001CD

JAZZ

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The Magic City

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DIGIPACK EDITION

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

The boundaries of Sun Ra’s self-proclaimed “space jazz” underwent a transformation in the mid-’60s. "The Magic City" is an aural snapshot of that metamorphic process. Many enthusiasts and scholars consider this to be among Ra’s most definitive studio recordings.

PERSONNEL ON TRACKS 1 & 6

SUN RA, piano, clavioline
WALTER MILLER, trumpet
ALI HASSAN, trombone
MARSHALL ALLEN, alto sax, flute
DANNY DAVIS, alto sax, flute
HARRY SPENCER, alto sdax
JOHN GILMORE, tenor sax
PAT PATRICK, baritone sax
ROBERT CUMMING, bass clarinet
RONNIE BOYKINS, bass
ROGER BLANK, drums
JAMES JACKSON, percussion

New York City, around Sept. 24 1965.

PERSONNEL ON TRACKS 2 TO 5:

SUN RA, piano, electric celeste, bass marimba, tympani
CHRIS CAPER, trumpet
TEDDY NANCE, trombone
BERNANRD PETTAWAY, bass trombone
MARSHALL ALLEN, alto sax, piccolo
DANNY DAVIS, alto sax
JOHN GILMORE, tenor sax
PAT PATRICK, baritone sax
ROBERT CUMMING, bass clarinet
RONNIE BOYKINS, bass
ROGER BLANK, drums
other percussions by members of the Arkestra".

Live at Olatunji's loft, New York, spring 1965.

TRACKS:

01. The Magic City
02. The Shadow World
03. Abstract Eye (a.k.a. Cosmic Eyes)
04. Abstract "I" (Ra) (4:01)
05. Other Worlds (alternate)
06. The Magic City ( mono version ending)