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Black Myth & Out in Space
Sun Ra
Black Myth & Out in Space
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Sun Ra
Title: Black Myth & Out in Space
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 12/8/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 731455765625

CD Reviews

This is Sun Ra's Arkestra at its most far out.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sun Ra and his various Arkestras have a well-earned reputation for being ahead of thier time. Never more so than on this set which captures them live in two complete concerts in the early 1970s. The first piece on the second CD, "Out In Space," sums up the various moods of Ra's music of the period. It begins with a spacey drone; June Tyson then enters chanting Ra's poem followed an earth-shattering blare from the entire Arkestra that will either set your hair on end or send chills up your spine, depending on how you feel about this sort of "free" playing. Solos by all of the Ra stalwarts are played that explore most the tonal possilitites of their various instruments. The CD's notes are particularly helpful here, listing each soloist in his/her order of appearance. This music is not for everyone. But die-hard Ra fans, or music fans who like envelope bending should not pass this one up!"
For the Mind, Body and Soul
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 09/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With nearly 165 minutes of music, the 2-CD set captures the incredible performance art of Sun Ra and the improvisational splendor of the Arkestra to make every concert a sonic experience, with a personal message.

Released in December 1998, the first CD - Black Myth - is paced by Black Forest Myth and We'll Wait For You. Out In Space finds Sun Ra stretching themes within an avant-garde soundscape, as Myth Versus Reality and Theme of the Stargazers are pathways to Space Chants Medley and We Travel the Spaceways.

The quenching of thirst through knowledge gained for the mind, body and soul are brought forth by the musical majesty of Sun Ra."