Sun Ra

The Antique Blacks (3481575234651)

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The Antique Blacks

Sun Ra

Art Yard


LPS 162505




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LP 16,51 €

The vitality you hear on Antique Blacks is a testament to the unique energy of the community around The Foxhole Cafe in Philadelphia, as Ra honed his unique brand of Afro-Futurism through the late 60s and 70s. Cosmic theatre, spiritual chants, and experimental electronics make this record an essential document that was ahead of its time. Ancient to future! The 1970s saw change in Sun Ra's recorded output, and as far as we can tell, the content of his live performances. By the middle of the decade, Sun Ra’s music no longer seemed comprehensible as part of the jazz New Thing – quirkier, more idiosyncratic elements were more to the fore.


  • Sun Ran - synthesizer
  • Akh Tabah - trumpet
  • Marshall Allen - tenor sax
  • Danny Davis - alto sax
  • John Gilmore - Tenor sax
  • Eloe Omoe - bass clarinet
  • James Jacson - bassoon
  • Dale Williams - electric guitar
  • Stanley Morgan - conga
  • Clifford Jarvis - drums

Philadelphia, August 17, 1974


  • SIDE A
  • 01. Song No. 1
  • 02. There Is Change in the Air
  • 03. The Antique Blacks
  • SIDE B
  • 01. This Song Is Dedicated to Natures God
  • 02. The Ridiculous
  • 03. Would I for All That Were
  • 04. Space Is the Place