Sun Ra Arkestra

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Nothing Is - Completed & Revisited

Sun Ra Arkestra



EZZ 167143

ezz-thetics 1127



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Attempts to dismiss Sun Ra as an “outsider” artist, an eccentric who made strange claims, are always own goals. Of course he was an outsider. That was precisely his point. And not just an outsider. He came from so far away we could not imagine it. But he also came from right inside American culture and was deeply shaped by it. There is perhaps no more representative an American artist of the modern period. If the Saturn V rocket was the symbol one kind of hegemony, governed by the dollar and the slide rule, the Arkestra was its joyous, subversive retort. Next stop for NASA seems to be Mars, but he got there first. - Brian Morton


  • Sun Ra (piano)
  • Marshall Allen (alto saxophone)
  • John Gilmore (tenor saxophone)
  • Pat Patrick (baritone saxophone)
  • Robert Cummings (bariton clarinet)
  • Ali Hassan (trombone)
  • Teddy Nance (trombone)
  • Carl Nimrod (sun horn & gong)
  • Ronnie Boykins (double bass & tuba)
  • James Jackson (log drum & flute)
  • Clifford Jarvis (drums)

Recorded live at St. Lawrence University, Potsdam, NY, May 18, 1966


  • 01 Sun Ra And His Band From Outer Space
  • 02 The Shadow World
  • 03 Theme Of the Stargazers
  • 04 Outer Spaceways Incorporated
  • 05 Next Stop Mars
  • 06 Dancing Shadows
  • 07 Imagination
  • 08 Second Stop Is Jupiter
  • 09 Exotic Forest
  • 10 Velvet
  • 11 Outer Nothingness
  • 12 We Travel The Spaceways