Sun Ra (piano, organ, synth, rhythm machine); Michael Ray (trumpet, vocals); John Gilmore (tenor sax, drums, vocals); Luqman Ali (drums, vocals). Live in Italy, January 1978. "Sun Ra's Media Dreams is a real pinnacle of creativity for Sun Ra, presenting him in a quartet setting, with John Gilmore, Michael Ray and drummer Luqman Ali. Long unavailable, it is one of the key documents of Sun Ra's stay in Italy during the winter of 1977-8. Media Dreams was recorded live in concert and presents many contrasting musical facets of this group, from the solo keyboard of 'Saturn Research' and the quartet interplay of 'Constellation' to the remarkable, informal 'Twigs at Twilight.' It's a chance to hear Sun Ra play an expanded group role, using both electronic instruments and piano, and to hear the horns of John Gilmore and Michael Ray stretching out in more settings than in the larger Arkestra. This small-group music is unique in Sun Ra's vast recorded output, and has stood the test of time." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2019| ART YARD | 17.45

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