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Sun Ra: Exotica

Read "Exotica" reviewed by Chris May

Spring 2018 is delivering a welcome batch of Sun Ra reissues, some of them remastered editions of existing albums, others newly put-together compilations. Among the compilations, two stand out: the previously reviewed Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (Enterplanetary Records, 2017) and now Exotica. Both are mellifluous beauties which showcase Ra's unapologetic love of a good tune. Listeners ...

Giorgio Cuscito: Exotica

Read "Exotica" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Avrà senso dell'ironia, Giorgio Cuscito. Saprà divertirsi un mondo a ripercorrere suoni di “cartapesta hollywoodiana turistica" stile Les Baxter, ma di certo sa piazzare bene le mani tra i fogli sparsi di un genere, l'exotica, suadente e patinato quanto impregnato di sano colonialismo culturale. Da quando Baxter prima (Ritual of the Savage - Le Sacre du Sauvage - 1952) ...