Sun Ra

The Magic City (CMR001LP)

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The Magic City

Sun Ra

Cosmic Myth

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LPS 151109

CMR001LP

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The Magic City

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• 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

It is impossible to point to a single Sun Ra album as being his best. One would be better served waving a hand (or fully-extended arm) towards the Arkestra's output from the late '50s onwards and nodding, "There."

However, if your record shelf is about to collapse under the sheer weight of Saturn, there is really nothing like The Magic City. Recorded in 1965 just after the Heliocentric Worlds sessions for ESP, The Magic City captures some of the fiercest group improvisation ever. The epic title track alone is worth the price of admission.

PERSONNEL ON SIDE A:

  • SUN RA, piano, clavioline
  • WALTER MILLER, trumpet
  • ALI HASSAN, trombone
  • MARSHALL ALLEN, alto sax, flute
  • DANNY DAVIS, alto sax, flute
  • HARRY SPENCER, alto sax
  • JOHN GILMORE, tenor sax
  • PAT PATRICK, baritone sax
  • ROBERT CUMMING, bass clarinet
  • RONNIE BOYKINS, bass
  • ROGER BLANK, drums
  • JAMES JACKSON, percussion
  • New York City, around Sept. 24 1965.

PERSONNEL ON SIDE B:

  • SUN RA, piano, electric celeste, bass marimba, tympani
  • CHRIS CAPER, trumpet
  • TEDDY NANCE, trombone
  • BERNANRD PETTAWAY, bass trombone
  • MARSHALL ALLEN, alto sax, piccolo
  • DANNY DAVIS, alto sax
  • JOHN GILMORE, tenor sax
  • PAT PATRICK, baritone sax
  • ROBERT CUMMING, bass clarinet
  • RONNIE BOYKINS, bass
  • ROGER BLANK, drums
  • other percussions by members of the Arkestra".
  • Live at Olatunji's loft, New York, spring 1965.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. The Magic City
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. The Shadow World
  • 02. Abstract Eye (a.k.a. Cosmic Eyes)
  • 03. Abstract "I" (Ra) (4:01)
  • 04. Other Worlds (alternate)
  • 05. The Magic City ( mono version ending)