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Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - The Magic City FLAC album


Performer: Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra
Genre: Jazz
Title: The Magic City
Country: US
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The Magic City is an album by the American jazz musician Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra. Recorded in two sessions in 1965, the record was released on Ra's own Saturn label in 1966. The record was reissued by Impulse! in 1973, and on compact disc by Evidence in 1993. It is part of the Penguin Guide's Core Collection of recommendations. It is notable especially for the title track, on which "the Arkestra's range of feelings and sound is expressed in a design that's simply unprecedented in jazz

I'm not going to compare "Magic City" to other jazz albums of the 60's, because it deserves a wider audience than only Sun Ra fans or free jazz afficionados. This album is distinct and amazing even in Sun Ra's eccentric ouevre, and it is without peer. If you appreciate the myriad attempts of 20th Century composers to reach the musical outer limits, such as those of Webern, Berg, Stravinsky, Varese, Bartok, Messiaen, Boulez, Zappa, et. this is an album you will want to hear.

The Magic City consists of four free jazz compositions: the album side-length title track, "The Shadow World," "Abstract Eye," and "Abstract I" - two variants of a common work. These pieces are essentially ensemble improvisations recorded live. The title track begins with weaving distant and frenetic lines from Ronnie Boykins (bass) and Ra (piano, clavoline), connected by intermittent eruptions from Roger Blank (drums)

r/vinyl post Sun Ra, along with his ensemble of various musicians dubbed the Arkestra, is definitely not for the faint-of-heart or those not willing to listen to jazz taken into wild extremes. 3 ), recently reissued and remastered by Cosmic Myth Records. The album has seen a few pressings over the years though many suffer from subpar mastering or technical flaws.

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The Magic City Sun Ra & His Arkestra. Solo Piano at WKCR, 1977. The Spirit of Jazz Cosmos Arkestra at WUHY, 1978 Sun Ra & His Arkestra. Sun Ra Exotica Sun Ra & His Arkestra. Pathways to Unknown Worlds (Remastered 2019) Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra. A Helpful Guide to the Many Sun Ra Albums on Bandcamp: daily. a-album-guide The foremost figure in musical Afro-futurism and space-jazz. Keyboardist, composer, Arkestra leader, arranger, philosopher-jester, fashion icon, cosmic guide. Born Herman Blount in Alabama, 1914, left the planet in 1993, giving Earthlings a monumental catalog of recordings that transcend genre.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Magic City
Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis, Harry SpencerBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass Clarinet – Robert CummingsDrums – Roger BlankFlute – Danny Davis, Marshall Allen, Pat PatrickKeyboards [Clavioline] – Sun RaSoloist [1] – John GilmoreSoloist [2] – Danny DavisSoloist [3] – Pat PatrickSoloist [4] – Marshall AllenSoloist [5] – Harry SpencerTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone – Ali HassanTrumpet – Walter Miller
27:22
2 The Shadow World
Alto Saxophone – Danny DavisBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass Clarinet – Robert CummingsBass Trombone – Bernard PettawayCelesta [Electronic Celeste], Marimba [Bass], Harp [Sun Harp], Drum [Dragon Drum], Timpani [Tympani] – Sun RaDrums – Jimhmi Johnson*Percussion – Chris Capers, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Robert CummingsTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone – Teddy NanceTrumpet – Chris Capers
10:55
3 Abstract Eye
Bass Trombone – Bernard PettawayCelesta [Electronic Celeste], Marimba [Bass], Harp [Sun Harp], Drum [Dragon Drum] – Sun RaDrums – Jimhmi Johnson*Percussion – Chris Capers, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Robert CummingsPiccolo Flute [Piccolo] – Marshall AllenTimpani [Tympani] – Pat PatrickTrombone – Teddy Nance
2:51
4 Abstract "I"
Alto Saxophone – Danny DavisBass Trombone – Bernard PettawayCelesta [Electronic Celeste], Marimba [Bass], Harp [Sun Harp], Drum [Dragon Drum] – Sun RaDrums – Jimhmi Johnson*Percussion – Chris Capers, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Robert CummingsPiccolo Flute [Piccolo] – Marshall AllenTimpani [Tympani] – Pat PatrickTrombone – Teddy Nance
4:08

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Evidence Music, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Evidence Music, Inc.
  • Made By – Disc Makers – MYK0153

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Marshall Allen
  • Art Direction – Rothacker Advertising & Design
  • Artwork [Cover Art] – William White
  • Bass – Ronnie Boykins
  • Engineer [Premastering] – Roger Seibel
  • Liner Notes – John F. Szwed
  • Percussion – James Jacson
  • Photography By [Sun Ra Photo] – Raymond Ross
  • Piano, Arranged By, Composed By – Sun Ra
  • Producer – Alton Abraham, Ihnfinity Inc.
  • Reissue Producer – Jerry Gordon
  • Research [Discographical Information] – Prof. Robert Campbell

Notes

All selections were originally issued on the LP The Magic City (El Saturn 403).
[Track] 1 was recorded in rehearsal in New York City around September 24th, 1965.
[Tracks] 2-4 were recorded at Olatunji's Loft, New York in the spring of 1965.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 730182206920
  • Matrix / Runout: ECD 22069 MYK0153
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LZ72

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LPB - 711 Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra* The Magic City ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Saturn Research LPB - 711 US 1966
LPB711 Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* The Magic City ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Saturn Research LPB711 US 2001
LPB - 711 Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra* The Magic City ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Saturn Research LPB - 711 US 1966
A 8027-9243 Sun Ra The Magic City ‎(8-Trk, Album, RE) Impulse! A 8027-9243 US 1973
403, LP B-711 Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra* The Magic City ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Thoth Intergalactic, Saturn Research 403, LP B-711 US 1969