Sun Ra - On Jupiter

Sun Ra - On Jupiter

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Artist:

Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra

Title:

On Jupiter

Label:

Art Yard

Cat.No.

ARTYARD 444

Released:

2018 (reissue)

Style:

free jazz, space age

Format:

LP

Condition:

NEW

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On Jupiter is near ideal as an introduction to the musical worlds of Sun Ra. It has a magical mix of colours from Sun Ra’s varied palette. Beneath its compelling surface lie many layers of musical detail, and numerous hints as to where Sun Ra was coming from and where he was heading. It combines real depth with beauty and hits you the first time you hear it. On Jupiter represents Sun Ra’s closest encounter with the world of disco. In the late 1970s he made other albums which also gesture in this direction – Lanquidity has a jazzrock feel while remaining firmly part of the Ra omniverse, this is true too of Disco 3000 despite its title. On Jupiter really has only one track which fits the ‘disco’ tag – “UFO” – but this piece is such a strong statement that it becomes the centre of gravity of the album. This has meant that the other tracks here have been somewhat overlooked.

TRACKLIST :

01. On Jupiter

02. UFO

03. Seductive Fantasy