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Sun Ra

Standards (LP)

Label: ORG Music

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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*2023 stock* Sun Ra, the extraordinary, outlandish, and sometimes controversial pianist, is often described as an “acquired taste”, with a massive and diverse catalog. This release is a good place to start for uninitiated or dismissive listeners. The album showcases Ra’s grounding in the jazz tradition, with unique takes on standards like “Time After Time,” “Easy to Love,” and “But Not for Me”. Not unordinary for Sun Ra, the recording process was informal; “Can This Be Love?” was recorded in his Chicago apartment in 1955; he is accompanied only by the great Wilbur Ware on bass. The other five tracks, which feature, among others, Ra’s longtime associate John Gilmore on tenor saxophone, were recorded at the Choreographer’s Workshop rehearsal space in 1962 and 1963. The album was mastered for vinyl by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering, and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.

Cat. number: ORGM-2110
Year: 2018
Track A1 recorded around 1955 in Sun Ra's Chicago apartment. Originally released on [m794920]. Tracks A2-B3 recorded at the Choreographer's Workshop rehearsal space late 1962 or early 1963. Tracks A2-B2 originally released on [m947686]. Track B3 is included on the 2014 reissue [r10916270]. Pressed at Pallas Group.