JAZZ BY SUN RA ORIG 1957 TRANSITION TRLP 10 LP EX/EX WITH 24 PG BOOKLET EX RARE
JAZZ BY SUN RA~ORIG 1957 TRANSITION TRLP 10 LP~EX/EX~WITH 24 PG BOOKLET~EX RARE!
Sun Ra ?– Jazz By Sun Ra Vol. 1
Transition ?– trlp 10
EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL TRANSITION PRESSING FROM 1957 - 60 YEARS AGO!!
THERE IS TAPE IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER COVERING A PARTIAL SPLIT AND SOME DAMAGE TO THE SPINE, OTHERWISE THE LAMINATED COVER IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND LOOKS GORGEOUS!
VINYL IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT OVERALL WEAR.
INCLUDES THE RARE 24 PAGE BOOKLET WITH DETAILED SESSION INFORMATION, PHOTOS, AND NOTES!
This long player contains some of Sun Ra's most complex but most accessible efforts. Ra had been an active performer since the late 1940s, recording with his various combos or "Arkestra(s)," as he dubbed them. Since this was the first widely distributed platter that the artist cut, it is often erroneously referred to as his debut. The tracks were documented by then-unknown Tom Wilson. If the name rings a bell, it may be because Wilson would go on to produce such rock luminaries as Frank Zappa, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, and the Velvet Underground, among others. Ra's highly mathematical approach to bop was initially discounted by noted jazz critic Nat Hentoff as "repetitious," with phrases "built merely on riffs with little development." In retrospect, however, it is obvious there is much more going on here. Among the musical innovations woven into the uptempo "Brainville" and "Transition," are advanced time signatures coupled with harmonic scales based on Ra's mathematical equations. Not to be missed is the lush elegance within the delicate, if not intricate arrangements heard on "Possession," as well as the equally involved "Sun Song" -- both of which take on an air of sophistication in their deceptive simplicity. Ra's original LP jacket comments can be found within the liner notes of the Sun Song compact disc. This is noteworthy as one of the rare occasions that Sun Ra sought to explain not only his influences, but his methods of composition and modes of execution as well. Jazz is arguably the most accessible work in the Sun Ra catalog, as well as one of the most thoroughly and repeatedly listenable.
A1 Brainville 4:29
A2 Call For All Demons 4:30
A3 Transition 3:40
A4 Possession 5:00
A5 Street Named Hell 3:55
B1 Lullaby For Realville 4:40
B2 Future 3:15
B3 New Horizons 3:05
B4 Fall Off The Log 4:00
B5 Sun Song 3:40
Alto Saxophone – James Scales
Artwork – Sylvia Abernathy
Baritone Saxophone – Pat Patrick
Bass – Richard Evans
Drums – Robert Barry
Electric Guitar – Wilburn Green
Piano – Sun Ra
Tenor Saxophone – John Gilmore
Timpani – Jim Hearndon*
Trombone – Julian Priester
Trumpet – Arthur Hoyle, David Young