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Marshall Allen

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Marshall Allen - alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, kora, and E.V.I. (Electronic Valve Instrument). Marshall Belford Allen, alto saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and arranger, was born May 25, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky and started clarinet lessons at age 10. At 18, he enlisted in the Army's 92nd Infantry (renowned as the Buffalo Soldiers), playing clarinet and alto saxophone in the 17th Division Special Service Band. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he played with pianist Art Simmons and saxophonist Don Byas, and he toured and recorded with James Moody during the late '40's

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Sun Ra's Journey Featuring Marshall Allen

Label: Cellar Music Group
Released: 2023
Track listing: Care Free; Velvet; Free Ballad; Dancing Shadows; Eddie Harris; Discipline 27; Bouncing At Smalls; Skippy; New Dawn; Cosmic Hop; Love In Outer Space; Fate In A Pleasant Mood.

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Living Sky

Label: Omni Sound
Released: 2022
Track listing: Chopin; Somebody Else’s Idea; Day Of The Living Sky; Marshall’s Groove; Night Of The Living Sky; Firefly; Wish Upon A Star.

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The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra - 60th Anniversary Edition

Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: Bassism; Of Sounds And Something Else; What’s That?; Where Is Tomorrow?; The Beginning; China Gates (Victor Young); New Day; Tapestry From An Asteroid; Jet Flight; Looking Outward; Space Jazz Reverie.

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Dancing Shadows

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Interstellar Lowways; Spaced Out; Angels & Demons At Play; Skippy; Nico; Dancing Shadows; Carefree; Marshall The Deputy; Nico Revisited; Space Travelers; Enlightenment; A Call For All Demons.

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Nothing Is... Completed & Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Sun Ra and His Band from Outer Space; The Shadow World; Theme of the Stargazers; Outer Spaceways Incorporated; Next Stop Mars; Dancing Shadows; Imagination; Second Stop Is Jupiter; Exotic Forest; Velvet; Outer Nothingness; We Travel the Spaceways.

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Lanquidity (2 x CD Edition)

Label: Strut Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Lanquidity; Where Pathways Meet; That's How I Feel; Twin Stars Of Thence; There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of).

Article: Album Review

Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing Is... Completed & Revisited

Read "Nothing Is... Completed & Revisited" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


L'etichetta svizzera Ezz-thetics sta facendo un lavoro eccellente con capolavori degli anni sessanta riproposti in edizione da loro stessi definita 'revisited' che cerca di fare ordine e chiarezza anche su momenti un po' dimenticati che meritano di essere riscoperti e pienamente apprezzati. Tutto questo è ancora più necessario quando ci troviamo alle prese ...

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Article: Album Review

Sun Ra Arkestra: Nothing Is...Completed & Revisited

Read "Nothing Is...Completed & Revisited" reviewed by Chris May


The 1966 concert recording which comprises this album--here in a new, audio-improved edition—has travelled the discographical spaceways in what, when it comes to Sun Ra, is properly circuitous and confusing fashion. Eight tracks from it were scheduled for release by ESP-Disk in 1967 or 1968 as The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Volume III, complete with ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Sun Ra: Ten Great AfroFuturist Albums

Read "Sun Ra: Ten Great AfroFuturist Albums" reviewed by Chris May


With one hundred and twenty five albums to his name, not including reissues, any attempt to compile a Sun Ra Top Ten is a pretty ludicrous endeavour. There is simply too much great music from which to choose and way too much to put to one side. So the honour roll which follows should be regarded ...


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