Springtime In Chicago //

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Release date: 
10/06/2015
Recording location: 
Recorded live in Chicago on September 25, 1978.
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2000
  • 1. Untitled Improvisation (06:09)
  • 2. Springtime In Chicago (07:21)
  • 3. Astro Black (02:41)
  • 4. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (01:01)
  • 5. Discipline 27 (03:25)
  • 6. The Shadow World (17:19)
  • 7. Yeah Man! (03:09)
  • 8. Queer Notions (03:26)
  • 9. Big John's Special (03:25)
  • 10. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (07:36)
  • 11. Lights On A Satellite (06:38)
  • 12. Body And Soul (10:03)
  • 13. King Porter Stomp (03:59)
  • 14. Second Stop Is Jupiter (06:37)
  • 15. Space Is The Place (05:00)
  • 16. Enlightenment (02:24)
  • 17. Next Stop Mars (00:57)
  • 18. Calling Planet Earth (07:26)

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Danny Davis
Alto Saxophone, Piccolo Flute – Marshall Allen
Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Danny Ray Thompson
Bass Clarinet, Flute – Eloe Omoe
Bassoon, Flute, Percussion [Egyptian Infinity Drum] – James Jacson
Congas – Atakatune
Drums – Luqman Ali
Electric Guitar – Dale Williams
Organ, Synthesizer, Beam, Written-by – Sun Ra
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Timbales, Vocals – John Gilmore
Trumpet – Eddie Gale, Michael Ray, Walter Miller
Vibraphone – Damon Choice
Vocals – June Tyson

A new addition to our series Golden Years of New Jazz. This double CD documents the entire performance by The Sun Ra Arkestra in Chicago on September 25, 1978, and represents volume 2 from the Waitawhile Sun Ra Archive. It features 18 compositions mixing untitled improvisations with Sun Ra's pieces and jazz standards. John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, June Tyson, Michael Ray, Danny Ray Thompson, Eloe Omoe, etc., are all in great form performing to the approval of the audience.