Sun Ra

When There Is No Sun / Somewhere in Space (AY45003)

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When There Is No Sun / Somewhere in Space

Sun Ra

Art Yard

AY45003

LPS 162507

AY45003

JAZZ

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SINGLE - 7 INCH 14,03 €

7" EDITION

Two fantastic tracks from Sun Ra – different vintage, but equally great! "Sky Is A Sea Of Darkness" is a mellow, spiritual quartet track – very stripped down, with a beautiful vocal that slides alongside this blue-tinged piano from Ra – surprisingly soulful, and wonderfully gentle – with a nicely exotic tenor solo from John Gilmore, trumpet from Michael Ray, and a slowly unfolding bassline that holes the whole thing together! "Somewhere In Space" is presented here in an unissued 1957 "alien vocal" version – with a very cool altered vocal, amidst nicely-building modal energy from the Arkestra – spare at first, then a joyous cry to the heavens by the end!

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. The Sky Is A Sea Of Darkness When There Is No Sun To Light The Way
  • FEATURING: John Gilmore, Michael Ray and Luqman Ali
  • Running time: 4.37 min.
  • Recorded in 1978
  • SIDE B:
  • Sun Ra and His Arkestra
  • Running time: 7:30 min.
  • Recorded in 1958