Sun Ra Live In Nickelsdorf 1984 (3-CD)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Released: July 22, 2014
- Originally Released: 2014
- Label: Trost
Tracks on Disc 1:
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Love in Outer Space
- 2.Space Is the Place / We Travel the Spaceways / No News Is Good News / Outer Spaceways Incorporated / Closing Announcment 1st Set
- 3.Space Infinity Drum Intro 2nd Set
- 5.Untitled Improvisation, Pt. 1
- 6.Untitled Improvisation, Pt. 2
- 7.Untitled Improvisation, Pt. 3
- 8.Piano Solo
- 9.'Round Midnight
- 10.Unidentified Blues
- 11.Happy as the Day Is Long
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Big John's Special
- 2.Days of Wine and Roses
- 3.What's New?
- 4.Fate in a Pleasant Mood
- 5.Fate in a Pleasant Mood, Pt. 2
- 7.Enlightenment / Strange Mathematics / Rhythmic Equations
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: James Jackson (vocals, flute, bassoon, drums); John Gilmore (vocals, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Sun Ra (vocals, piano, synthesizer); Marshall Allen (kora, flute, alto saxophone, percussion); Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone saxophone, percussion); Eloe Omoe (bass clarinet, alto saxophone, percussion); Ronnie Brown (trumpet); Don Mumford (drums); Matthew Brown (congas).
Liner Note Author: Sun Ra.
Recording information: Nickelsdorf (03/11/1984).
Illustrator: Karin Weinhandl.
Photographers: Alfred Pahr; Karl Peck.
The interplanetary jazz travelers of Sun Ra's Arkestra reached transcendent heights over the many decades their free music spanned. Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 finds a particularly spirited lineup of the Arkestra simmering through an almost three-hour set at an Austrian jazz festival. The band, featuring key Arkestra players John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Rollo Radford, Don Mumford, and of course Ra himself, runs through brilliant versions of almost 30 tunes. The set is heavy on improvisation and also includes standards like "Space Is the Place" and "Fate in a Pleasant Mood" as well as the cautionary groove of "Nuclear War." ~ Fred Thomas
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