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Lanquidity (180 Gram Vinyl) (Saturn666H)

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Lanquidity (180 Gram Vinyl)

Sun Ra

Saturn

Saturn666H

LPS 130180

Saturn666H

JAZZ

1

LP 14,04 €

180 GRAM VINYL

LIMITED EDITION

Lanquidity is one of Sun Ra's most popular albums—because it's something of a "pop" effort. Recorded and issued in 1978 on Tom Buchler's short-lived Philly Jazz label, Lanquidity represented a stylistic pivot for Sunny, who had rarely paid much attention to mainstream music trends. Lanquidity, however, is very much of its time, reflecting late-period disco, bottom-heavy funk, and dance-floor soul grooves. Nonetheless, it is very much a Sun Ra album, and steady beats notwithstanding, it's full of surprises, idiosyncrasies, and uncommon moves.

PERSONNEL:

  • Sun Ra - piano, synthesizers, organ, bells
  • John Gilmore - tenor saxophone
  • Marshall Allen - alto saxophone, oboe, flute
  • Eddie Gale - trumpet
  • Michael Ray - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Julian Pressley - baritone saxophone
  • Danny Ray Thompson - baritone saxophone, flute
  • Richard Williams - bass
  • Eloe Omoe [Leroy Taylor] - bass clarinet, flute
  • James Jacson - bassoon, flute, oboe
  • Dale Williams - guitar
  • Disco Kid - guitar
  • Luqman Ali [Edward Skinner] - percussion
  • Michael D. Anderson - percussion
  • Atakatune [Stanley Morgan] - congas, tympani
  • Ethnic voices: Eddie Thomas, James Jacson, June Tyson, Sun Ra

Recorded in New York, July 17, 1978

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01. Lanquidity
  • 02. Where Pathways Meet
  • 03. That's How I Feel
  • SIDE B
  • 01. Twin Stars of Thence
  • 02. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)