21 May 2006

SUN RA - ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY / THE NUBIANS OF PLUTONIA


















Brilliant early work by Sun Ra and the Arkestra - 2 rare Saturn recordings back to back on one CD! Angels & Demons At Play is a monster of an album! Ra plays organ and electric piano, and the band includes Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Marshall Allen, Ronnie Boykins, Art Hoyle, Phil Cohran, and Julian Priester. The group's also got an electric bass, which gives the tracks a nice bottom, and a good spooky feel. Nothing's too out, but the record's got a great off-kilter sound, and even has some afro cuban influences. Nubians Of Plutonia has Ra and the Arkestra playing in a mix of straight jazz and spacey styles, with Ra on electric piano throughout the entire set. A few tracks have some great chanted vocals but not sure if they're sung by one of the Saturn doo wop groups, or by the ensemble but they give the tracks a great sound, and the whole set has a good late 50's Arkestra sound

Link in the comments

5 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.de/files/16853202/Angels_____Demons.zip.html

Farther Oblivion said...

Hi bacoso, thank you for the Sun Ra records. I'm really a fan.

BTW, I'd like to offer you the download links on my blog because I'd like to have some more "audience" for the music I've posted on jazzmasterjay.blogspot.com.

drumfusion said...

Right up my alley! Thanks!

Ernesto said...

Really depressing ... all links gone ..

Ron said...

Got here too late, Will you be re-uploading?