When Angels Speak of Love
Label: Grey Scale
"One of a number of sessions cut at the Choreographers' Workshop, this
1963 set establishes Sun Ra's Arkestra as a New York band, sonically
coupled to developments in the decidedly urbane downtown arts
underground. The stargazing clamor of the music reflects the intensity
of a cultural crossroads where concrete and dust pervade any skyward
view, from East 3rd Street to Mars and beyond. One of Sun Ra's rarest
releases, it had negligible circulation through shops. While most of the
Saturn output couldn't get any rarer or mysterious than it already was,
When Angels Speak of Love was released in 1966, it was the most
elusive and mysterious in the Sun Ra catalog. It's speculated that the
record was issued in two micro runs, with estimates around 150 copies.
Hard core collectors around the world had been searching for this gem to
no avail until Evidence Records' released a CD of the music in 2000.
This updated offering utilizes the actual master tapes and we get to
hear the Arkestra in its cosmic mid-60's prime via mono and stereo
fidelity. Features three additional stereo tracks, with liner notes by
jazz historian Clifford Allen."
Cat. number: GSJGZ013CD