“This marvellous record will surely some day be recognized as one of the most important jazz records since the war.”
– THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ review for Jazz in Silhouette
This CD reunites two of Sun Ra and His Arkestra's consecutive LPs in their entirety: Jazz In Silhouette and Sound Sun Pleasure!! Two bonus tracks from the same period have been added.
"I'm playing dark history. It's beyond black. I'm dealing with the dark things of the cosmos…Music is a language, you see, a universal language… What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth." – Sun Ra
SUN RA AND HIS ARKESTRA, featuring:
Hobart Dotson (tp), Marshall Allen (as, fl), James Spaulding (as, fl), John Gilmore (ts), Pat Patrick (bar, fl), Charles Davis (bar), Bo Bailey (tu), Sun Ra (p), Ronnie Boykins (b), William "Bugs"Cochran or Robert Barry (d).
Recorded in Chicago, late 1958.
1-8: Jazz In Silhouette
9-13: Sound Sun Pleasure!!
14-15: Bonus Tracks (*)
01. ENLIGHTENMENT 5:04
02. SATURN 3:39
03, VELVET 3:21
04, ANCIENT AIETHOPIA 9:06
05,.HOURS AFTER 3:44
06. HOROSCOPE 3:46
07. IMAGES 3:51
08. BLUES AT MIDNIGHT 11:59
09. 'ROUND MIDNIGHT 3:53
10. YOU NEVER TOLD ME THAT YOU CARE 5:36
11. HOUR OF PARTING 4:51
12. BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD 2:05
13. I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT 3:11
14. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE 5:29 (*)
15. PLANET EARTH 4:51 (*)
TOTAL TIME: 74:26