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Toward the Stars: Pioneering in 1955-56
Sun Ra
Toward the Stars: Pioneering in 1955-56
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Sun Ra
Title: Toward the Stars: Pioneering in 1955-56
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fivefour
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 3/26/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5013929311923

CD Reviews

Setting the Foundation
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 10/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A recording of vast historical significance, it is Sun Ra in his foundation stage of sound in 1955-1956 and working with a number of musicians who would be a part of his various bands for decades.

The interplay between Sun Ra and the horn section in Call for All Demons is interesting, while the mid-temp swing in the salute to Chicago - El is a Sound of Joy - is excellent and the bebop of Urnack keeps the beat popping. John Gilmore's sax solo on Demon's Lullaby is the gem of the CD.

With his worldview beginning to take shape, Sun Ra is starting on a soundscape journey of extraordinary dimensions. This is a remarkable opportunity to be there at the start."