Sun Ra - In Some Far Place: Roma 1977

In Some Far Place: Roma 1977

Sun Ra

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 18 tracks 9.99 Out of stock.
12" Vinyl Double Album 16 tracks 17.99 Out of stock.
Download Album (mp3) 18 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 18 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Sun Ra - In Some Far Place: Roma 1977

1977 was a transitional time for jazz enigma and self-proclaimed member of an “angel race“, Sun Ra. During the Summer of 1976, he had stormed Montreux and toured West Africa with one of the greatest of his full-sized Arkestras before embarking on occasional solo concerts for the first time, emphasising his prowess at the piano. Although he had always played the blues within Arkestra sets, he now summoned up the rolling tradition of blues piano, recalling Otis Spann, Avery Parrish, stride and ricky-tick styles.

He made two solo albums for Paul Bley’s Improvising Artists label (’Solo Piano’ and ’St. Louis Blues’) before travelling to Rome. For the concert, featured here, Ra brought in drummer Luqman Ali, who had been part of the Arkestra during the band’s early Chicago years, and vocalist Thomas Thaddeus aka Eddie Thomas. Thomas was a percussionist, dancer and “incense dude“ with the Arkestra throughout the late ‚70s period. He would appear again on Ra’s ’Lanquidity’ album for Philly Jazz in ’79.

During this intimate concert, Ra takes us through piano and synthesizer renditions of Arkestra staples like ’Love In Outer Space’, ’Space Is The Place’ and ’Calling Planet Earth’ but also explores a selection of jazz standards. Among them, we hear the first ever released Ra version of the 1930s staple ’I Cover The Waterfront’ alongside a dissonant version of ’Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child’ and ’St. Louis Blues’. Ra’s ties to Italy would continue the following year as he recorded three acclaimed albums for Horo Records, run by filmmaker turned label owner, Aldo Sinesio.

Following 2014’s Marshall Allen compilation, ’In the Orbit Of Ra’ and 2015’s Gilles Peterson-curated ’To Those Of Earth... And Other Worlds’, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release anywhere of ’In Some Far Place: Roma ’77’. Recorded direct from the sound board and mastered from first generation reel to reel tapes, this is one of the very few trio albums by Sun Ra ever to be released and is exclusively available for Record Store Day 2015. The release features rare photos from recently deceased photographer H.L. Lindenmaier with sleeve notes by the Sun Ra Arkestra’s Knoel Scott.

Tracklisting

CD Album (STRUT122CD)
  1. Sun Ra - Introduction
  2. Sun Ra - Untitled 1
  3. Sun Ra - Spontaneous Simplicity
  4. Sun Ra - Space Is The Place
  5. Sun Ra - Calling Planet Earth
  6. Sun Ra - Outer Spaceways Incorporated
  7. Sun Ra - Penthouse Serenade
  8. Sun Ra - Untitled 2
  9. Sun Ra - Trying To Put The Blame On Me
  10. Sun Ra - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  11. Sun Ra - How Am I To Know?
  12. Sun Ra - I Cover The Waterfront
  13. Sun Ra - Love In Outer Space
  14. Sun Ra - El Is A Sound Of Joy
  15. Sun Ra - St Louis Blues
  16. Sun Ra - Lady Bird / Half Nelson
  17. Sun Ra - Willow Weep For Me
  18. Sun Ra - Take The ‘A’ Train
12" Vinyl Double Album (STRUT122LP)
  1. Sun Ra - Introduction
  2. Sun Ra - Untitled 1
  3. Sun Ra - Spontaneous Simplicity
  4. Sun Ra - Space Is The Place
  5. Sun Ra - Outer Spaceways Incorporated
  6. Sun Ra - Untitled 2
  7. Sun Ra - Trying To Put The Blame On Me
  8. Sun Ra - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  9. Sun Ra - How Am I To Know?
  10. Sun Ra - I Cover The Waterfront
  11. Sun Ra - Love In Outer Space
  12. Sun Ra - Calling Planet Earth
  13. Sun Ra - St Louis Blues
  14. Sun Ra - Lady Bird / Half Nelson
  15. Sun Ra - Willow Weep For Me
  16. Sun Ra - Take The ‘A’ Train
Download Album (STRUT122D)
  1. Sun Ra - Introduction
  2. Sun Ra - Untitled 1
  3. Sun Ra - Spontaneous Simplicity
  4. Sun Ra - Space Is The Place
  5. Sun Ra - Calling Planet Earth
  6. Sun Ra - Outer Spaceways Incorporated
  7. Sun Ra - Penthouse Serenade
  8. Sun Ra - Untitled 2
  9. Sun Ra - Trying To Put The Blame On Me
  10. Sun Ra - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  11. Sun Ra - How Am I To Know?
  12. Sun Ra - I Cover The Waterfront
  13. Sun Ra - Love In Outer Space
  14. Sun Ra - El Is A Sound Of Joy
  15. Sun Ra - St Louis Blues
  16. Sun Ra - Lady Bird / Half Nelson
  17. Sun Ra - Willow Weep For Me
  18. Sun Ra - Take The ‘A’ Train

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Introduction £0.79
2 Untitled 1 £0.79
3 Spontaneous Simplicity £0.79
4 Space Is The Place £0.79
5 Calling Planet Earth £0.79
6 Outer Spaceways Incorporated £0.79
7 Penthouse Serenade £0.79
8 Untitled 2 £0.79
9 Trying To Put The Blame On Me £0.79
10 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child £0.79
11 How Am I To Know? £0.79
12 I Cover The Waterfront £0.79
13 Love In Outer Space £0.79
14 El Is A Sound Of Joy N/A N/A
15 St Louis Blues £0.79
16 Lady Bird / Half Nelson £0.79
17 Willow Weep For Me £0.79
18 Take The ‘A’ Train £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (18 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
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wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Introduction £0.79
2 Untitled 1 £0.79
3 Spontaneous Simplicity £0.79
4 Space Is The Place £0.79
5 Calling Planet Earth £0.79
6 Outer Spaceways Incorporated £0.79
7 Penthouse Serenade £0.79
8 Untitled 2 £0.79
9 Trying To Put The Blame On Me £0.79
10 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child £0.79
11 How Am I To Know? £0.79
12 I Cover The Waterfront £0.79
13 Love In Outer Space £0.79
14 El Is A Sound Of Joy N/A N/A
15 St Louis Blues £0.79
16 Lady Bird / Half Nelson £0.79
17 Willow Weep For Me £0.79
18 Take The ‘A’ Train £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (18 tracks) £7.99