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Sun Ra - The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra - LP

Sun Ra - The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra - LP

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60th Anniversary Reissue on 180g Vinyl.
All-Analog Remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Pressed at RTI!

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 features 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 (baritone saxophone), Ronnie Boykins (bass), Willie Jones (drums), Leah Ananda (congas), 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, stands out as an example of Ra's early experimental work.


  • 60th Anniversary Reissue
  • 180g Vinyl
  • All-Analog Remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
  • Pressed at RTI
  • Original Liner Notes by Tom Wilson
  • New Essays by Jazz Historian Ben Young & Journalist/Radio Personality/Author Irwin Chusid


Sun Ra piano
John Gilmore tenor sax, bass clarinet
Marshall Allen alto sax, morrow, flutes
Pat Patrick baritone sax
Bernard McKinney euphonium, trombone
Ronald Boykins bass
Willie Jones drums
Ricky Murray vocal
Leah Ananda congas


Side A:

  1. Bassism
  2. Of Sounds and Something Else
  3. What's That?
  4. Where Is Tomorrow?
  5. The Beginning
  6. China Gates

Side B:

  1. New Day
  2. Tapestry from an Asteroid
  3. Jet Flight
  4. Looking Outward
  5. Space Jazz Reverie



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