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."