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Supersonic Jazz
Sun Ra
Supersonic Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Sun Ra
Title: Supersonic Jazz
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Evidence
Release Date: 2/6/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 730182201529

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CD Reviews

Music as Colorful as the Cover Art
Scott McFarland | Manassas, VA United States | 10/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The tonal colors just fly out of the music. An underheard jazz masterpiece. This is a great starting point into Ra's music, and a wonderful, deep, varied album. Discographers claim this was recorded in 1956, but it's hard to believe that. The music is absolutely timeless.Great composition, great imaginative arrangement of those themes across a wide tonal pallette, great playing, and a mastering job that presents the music in all its glory."
Enjoyable and consistently excellent
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album and "Jazz in Silhouette" are the two which I would recommend to Sun Ra novices. It is beautiful, conventionally enjoyable, toe tapping fun, with excellent solos by John Gilmore. It features some of the earliest use of electric keyboards and extra percussion by anyone, but most of it is vigorous mainstream hard bop, but with a Ra twist to be sure. Virtually any jazz fan could enjoy this one."
One of sun ra's best
fluffy, the human being. | forest lake, mn | 09/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"buyer beware: there are 2 types of sun ra recordings. 1. great colorful big band music featuring the great saxophone work of john gilmore. (which is the category super-sonic jazz certainly falls into). and 2. experimental free-form jazz. i, personally, cannot stand the pretentious free-form stuff, but when the sun ra outfit is focused on compositions (as they are on this cd) they make jazz about as good to listen to as anybody. this is a perfect cd to introduce yourself to the best kind of sun ra. yes, sir."