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It's After the End of the World
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research
It's After the End of the World
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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Full title - It's After The End Of The World. Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on Oct. 17, 1970 and at the Berlin Jazz Festival on Nov. 7, 1970, at a time when Sun Ra's Arkestra (featuring Alan Silva, Ler...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research
Title: It's After the End of the World
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Japan
Release Date: 7/20/2004
Album Type: Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Full title - It's After The End Of The World. Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on Oct. 17, 1970 and at the Berlin Jazz Festival on Nov. 7, 1970, at a time when Sun Ra's Arkestra (featuring Alan Silva, Leroy Taylor, Lex Humphries, etc.) was one of the most innovative things happening in the already innovative avant-garde jazz scene. Lounge soundscapes from outer space - in Ra's music we find elements of jazz, blues, tribal music, the occult, etc. - creative genius beyond measure who guarantees a mind-altering aural experience every time. Miniature gatefold LP sleeve. Universe. 2003.
 

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Patrick More | Columbus, OH USA | 08/03/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This music from an early-70s concert is great. The only reason for the low ranking is that all these tracks are available on "Black Myth/Out in Space [LIVE]," available in August 2005 from Amazon. The latter release gives you two CDs, not one, from two concerts, not one - and for a slightly lower price. "End of World," however, gives you cool cover art by Jerome Bosch."
Good live music
Patrick More | Columbus, OH USA | 09/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is redundant with Polygram's two-disk "Black Myth/Out in Space" release. It's from live sets of the Arkestra's European tour around 1970.

Sun Ra's music can be described as big band jazz that is frequently dissonant. In any Sun Ra performance, some tracks are sort of afro bossa with lots of percussion; some are straight-ahead bebop; some are swing tunes; and some are atonal improvision like Cecil Taylor's. The level of musicianship is very high. Sun Ra's music is both sophisticated and spirited. Any Sun Ra album will keep a true music lover absorbed for many playings.

If you are just starting to get into Sun Ra, I recommend the Evidence's CDs, remastered versions of albums from Ra's Saturn label in the 1960s."