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Monorails & Satellites: Works For Solo Piano Vols. 1, 2, 3

Label: Cosmic Myth Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Space Towers; Cognition; Skylight; The Alter Destiny; Easy Street; Blue Differentials; Monorails and Satellites; The Galaxy Way; Astro Vision; The Ninth Eye; Solar Boats; Perspective Prisms of Is; Colundronius; Soundscapes; The Eternal Tomorrow; Today Is Not Yesterday; World Island Festival; The Changing Wind; Don't Blame Me; Gone With The Wind; How Am I To Know; Yesterdays.

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Sun Ra

Eclectic, outrageous, sometimes mystifying but always imbued with a powerful jazz consciousness, the music of Sun Ra has withstood its skeptics and detractors for nearly three generations. And well it should, since Sun Ra has been both apart of and ahead of the jazz tradition during that time. Like Duke Ellington and swing-era pioneer Fletcher Henderson, Sun Ra learned early on to write music in an arranged form that showcased the specific talents of his individual Arkestra members, and he has retained the services of some of these musicians to this day: John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Julian Priester for example since they first joined in the 1950's

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Sun Ra: Monorails & Satellites: Works For Solo Piano Vols. 1, 2, 3

Read "Monorails & Satellites: Works For Solo Piano Vols. 1, 2, 3" reviewed by John Ephland

Sun Ra as a pianist could be in your parlor, entrancing you with all manner of wistfulness, star-gazing, even a dash of the down-and-dirty via some dusty blues or off-kilter, angular, jagged afterthoughts. In this two-disc solo piano set, the nine selections that make up disc two bring it all back home, the music coalescing in ...


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