Live at Praxis ´84 //

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Release date: 
10/07/2013
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Recorded live during "Praxis ´84" festival at ORPHEUS theatre, Athens, Greece
Recording date: 
Sunday, March 2, 1986
  • 1. Untitled Improvisation (04:24)
  • 2. Discipline 27-II/Children of the Sun (04:55)
  • 3. Nuclear War (04:32)
  • 4. Unidentified Blues (05:26)
  • 5. Fate in a Pleasant Mood (09:31)
  • 6. Yeah Man! (02:52)
  • 7. Space Is the Place/We Travel the Spaceways/Outer Spaceways ... (04:57)
  • 8. Untitled Improvisation (04:25)
  • 9. Untitled Improvisation 3 (07:33)
  • 10. Discipline 27 (08:21)
  • 11. Mack The Knife (08:08)
  • 12. Cocktails For Two (04:25)
  • 13. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (04:05)
  • 14. Satin Doll (06:38)
  • 15. Big John'S Special (03:55)
  • 16. Carefree (Egyptian Fantasy) (09:42)
  • 17. Days Of Wine And Roses (06:10)
  • 18. Theme Of The Stargazers/The Satellites Are Spinning (08:53)
  • 19. They'll Come Back (01:46)
  • 20. Enlightenment/Strange Mathematics/Rhythmic Equations (07:07)

Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Contra-Alto Clarinet, Electronic Wind Instrument – Eloe Omoe
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Kora, Percussion, Electronic Wind Instrument – Marshall Allen
Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Bongos, Electronic Wind Instrument – Danny Ray Thompson
Bass – Rollo Redford
Bassoon, Flute, Oboe, Vocals, Electronic Wind Instrument, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum – James Jacson
Congas – Matthew Brown
Congas, Percussion – Salah Ragab
Drums, Percussion – Don Mumford
Organ, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer – Sun Ra
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocals, Electronic Wind Instrument, Timbales – John Gilmore
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Tambourine – Ronnie Brown
Written-By – Sun Ra

This has got to be, arguably, the best and most extraordinary (two hours long) concert of Sun Ra's, that has ever been released on CD for the first time! It was originally released by the Praxis label as three LPs.
The tapes have been completely remastered to present the all-time Sun Ra classic with Arkestra going through both Ra's timeless hits and jazz standards with the two thousand Greeks going crazy!
The version of Mack the Knife or Marshall Allen's solo on Cocktails for Two will make you smile for weeks.