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What can I say about Sun Ra and his inventive arrangements? Absolutely BRILLIANT! As weird as Sun Ra has been personally portrayed, his musical genius is unmatched. There are only a few Jazz cats that can produce these incredible works of art! This 1956 recording was renamed to “Sun Song” and the album cover was changed in 1967 to the likes of the image above, here’s more information (from Wiki). A true Classic recording!

Here’s a great song from this album:

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Original Album Cover from the Transition Label

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The late pianist/bandleader/composer Sun Ra was one of the earliest musicians to embrace the jazz avant-garde, and some credit him as being a point of origin for it. Be that it may, SUN SONG is one of the Ra’s earliest and most accessible albums. Recorded in the mid-1950s and consisting mostly of Ra originals, SUN features….Read More

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This was just playing, a taste of Jazz Con Class Radio!! Here's "Sweet Sakeena" from Art Blakey's 1957 CLASSIC recording "Hard Drive." GREAT STUFF! This band was a great Jazz Messenger from the early days!! ENJOY!I
Art Blakey - drums
Bill Hardman - trumpet
Johnny Griffin - tenor saxophone
Junior Mance (tracks 1, 2 & 4-7), Sam Dockery (track 3) - piano
Spanky DeBrest - bass
Recorded on October 9 & 11, 1957, New York CityBill Hardman - tp Johnny Griffin - ts Junior Mance - p Spanky De Brest - b Art Blakey - d from the hardrive album recorded at 1957 for bethlehem label.
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