Sun Ra – The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra (Vinyl LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2022

Label:  Craft Recordings


Track List

Side A

A1. Bassism
A2. Of Sounds And Something Else
A3. What’s That?
A4. Where Is Tomorrow?
A5. The Beginning
A6. China Gates

Side B

B1. New Day
B2. Tapestry From An Asteroid
B3. Jet Flight
B4. Looking Outward
B5. Space Jazz Reverie



Sun Ra – piano
Bernard McKinney – trombone and euphonium
Marshall Allen – alto sax, flute, other reed instruments
John Gilmore – tenor sax, bass clarinet
Pat Patrick – bass saxophone
Ronnie Boykins – bass
Willie Jones – drums
Leah Ananda – conga
Ricky Murray – vocals



60th Anniversary reissue of jazz legend Sun Ra’s iconic 1962 album!

Featuring all-analog remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Pressed on 180-gram LP at RTI

Includes Tom Wilson’s original liner notes and essays by jazz historian Ben Young, and author Irwin Chusid

This special 60th Anniversary reissue of groundbreaking jazz artist Sun Ra’s iconic 1962 album The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra features all-analog remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI. The package includes Tom Wilson’s original liner notes, plus insightful new essays by jazz historian Ben Young, as well as by Irwin Chusid, who is also a journalist, radio personality, and author.

Engineered by Paul Cady, the sessions featured nine players, including Ra on piano, Bernard McKinney (later known as Kiane Zawadi, on trombone and euphonium), Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, among other reed instruments), John Gilmore (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Pat Patrick (bass saxophone), Ronnie Boykins (bass), Willie Jones (drums), Leah Ananda (conga), and Ricky Murray (vocals).

Recorded in just one day, on October 10, 1961, The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra features 11 tracks. Among the selections is the Latin-influenced opener, “Bassism,” the bluesy “Of Sounds and Something Else,” and the aptly named, “What’s That?,” which breaks into a four-saxophone improvisation, and stands out as an example of Ra’s early experimental work.

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