Sun Ra Nuclear War
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- Released: August 21, 2001
- Label: Atavistic Records
Alternative Press - 12/01, p.94"...Shockingly, this reissue consists of pleasant dinner jazz..."
The Wire - 8/01, p.64"...[A] wonderful oddity....of street-rapping Ellingtonia..."
Down Beat - 12/01, pp.80-14 stars out of 5 - "...Ra's orchestra seldom sounded as commercially viable..."
JazzTimes - 12/01, p.150"...One of Ra's most enjoyable recordings, containing material that's both challenging and accessible..."
- 1.Nuclear War
- 3.Drop Me Off in Harlem
- 4.Sometimes I'm Happy
- 5.Celestial Love
- 6.Blue Intensity
- 7.2Nameless One No
Sun Ra Arkestra includes: Sun Ra (vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer); June Tyson (vocals); Marshall Allen (alto saxophone, flute); John Gilmore (tenor saxophone); Danny Ray Thompson (baritone saxophone, flute); Walter Miller (trumpet); Vincent Chancey (French horn); Tyrone Hill (trombone); James Jacson (bassoon, drums); Hayes Burnett (bass); Samarai Celestial (drums); Atakatune (conas, percussion).
Producer: Dick O'Dell.
Reissue producer: John Corbett.
Recorded at Variety Studios, New York, New York in September 1982. Originally released on Y Records. Includes liner notes by John Corbett.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Atavistic's Unheard Music Series.
Personnel: Sun Ra (vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer); Tyrone Hill (vocals, trombone); June Tyson (vocals); Marshall Allen (flute, alto saxophone); James Jacson (bassoon); John Gilmore (tenor saxophone); Walter Miller (trumpet); Vincent Chancey (French horn); Samarai Celestial (drums); Atakatune (congas, percussion).
Liner Note Author: John Corbett .
Recording information: Variety Recording Studios, New York, NY (09/1982).
Avant-jazz maven, cosmic thinker, and traveler of spaceways Sun Ra always had an underlying pessimism in his future-longing philosophy. NUCLEAR WAR, a rare Arkestra outing from 1982, stands as apocalyptic corollary to his 1970s space exploration anthem, "Space Is the Place." With its swinging mix of standards and originals--including Ra's humorously profane call-and-response rapping on the title track--the album is among the most accessible in his entire oeuvre. A cautionary message relevant for all future eras, NUCLEAR WAR is essential for insights into Ra's eccentric yet spiritually uplifting credo.
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