Sun Ra

The Night of the Purple Moon180 Gram (LP-522)

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The Night of the Purple Moon180 Gram

Sun Ra

Saturn

SATURN 522H

LPS 110060

LP-522

JAZZ

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One of a rare handful of small group sessions, The Night Of The Purple Moon is one of bandleader Sun Ra's most accessible and enjoyable albums

Dominated by the sound of the Rocksichord (or, in Saturnian parlance, Roksichord) Ra plays the newly invented keyboard almost exclusively, adding a pair of mini-Moogs to a few solo pieces. Recorded in 1970 at Variety Recording Studio in New York with three core Arkestra members, the original quartet album is augmented with home recordings from 1964 featuring Ra alone on Wurlitzer electric piano. With the original master tapes damaged, this edition is remastered from pristine vinyl, lending the performances a warm, nostalgic quality.

PERSONNEL:

  • Sun Ra - two moog synthesizers, roksichord
  • John Gilmore - tenor sax, percussion
  • Danny Davis - alto sax, clarinet
  • Stafford James - elctronic bass

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01. Sun-Earth Rock
  • 02. The All Of Everything
  • 03. Impromptu Festival
  • 04. Blue Soul
  • 05. Narrative
  • 06. Outside The Time ZoneV
  • SIDE B
  • 01. The Night Of The Purple Moon
  • 02. A Bird's Eye-View Of Man's World
  • 03. 21st Century Romance
  • 04. Dance Of The Living Image
  • 05. Love In Outer Space