Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

145

Sibylle Zerr: Picture Infinity - Marshall Allen & The Sun Ra Arkestra

Ian Patterson By

Sign in to view read count
There's no shortage of music either. When Allen took over the reins, he was entrusted with five suitcases full of Ra's scores and musical sketches. "Sun Ra left us a strong basis on which a huge musical structure could be built," explains the 88 year-old Allen, now in his 55th year in the Arkestra. "We have only just begun to build on it. That is why the Arkestra and the music of Sun Ra will survive." For Zerr, the Arkestra under Allen is merely a new chapter in the saga. For Allen, it's perhaps just the beginning of the story.

Tags

Watch

comments powered by Disqus

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Related Articles

Book Reviews
Begin the Begin: R.E.M.'s Early Years
By Doug Collette
May 18, 2019
Book Reviews
Singer’s Survival Guide to Touring by Elisabeth Lohninger
By C. Michael Bailey
March 19, 2019
Book Reviews
Ziga Koritnik: Cloud Arrangers
By Nenad Georgievski
February 3, 2019
Book Reviews
Ricochet: David Bowie 1983
By Nenad Georgievski
February 2, 2019
Book Reviews
Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story by Randy Fox
By C. Michael Bailey
February 2, 2019
Book Reviews
Billie Holiday: Lady Sings The Blues
By Ian Patterson
January 16, 2019