Sun Ra And The Arkestra – Sound Of Joy


Sun Ra was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his experimental music, “cosmic” philosophy, prolific output, and theatrical performances. For much of his career, Ra led “The Arkestra”, an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up. His widely eclectic and avant-garde music echoed the entire history of jazz, from ragtime and early New Orleans hot jazz, to swing music, bebop, free jazz and fusion. His compositions ranged from keyboard solos to works for big bands of over 30 musicians, along with electronic excursions, songs, chants, percussion pieces, and anthems. He is widely considered an innovator; among his distinctions are his pioneering work in free improvisation and modal jazz and his early use of electronic keyboards and synthesizers. Sound of Joy is a jazz album released in 1968 by Delmark Reords even though it was recorded in 1956, because just before the release their record label, Transition Records, ceased to exist.

Label: Delmark Records
Cat. # DS-414 (re-issue)


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