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Purple Night
Sun Ra
Purple Night
Genre: Jazz


CD Details

All Artists: Sun Ra
Title: Purple Night
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Release Date: 8/31/1990
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075021532427

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An Undiscovered Classic
Miles Massicotte | Bristol, CT, USA | 04/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sun Ra's purple night is not only a great album, it is one of Sun Ra's Best, right up there with Heliocentric worlds, Space is the Place, anad A Night in East Berlin. It is composed and it isn't. A track like track 3, Love in Outer Space is done as a straight song, but those harmonic touches only Sun Ra could add make it enchanting. A track like track 2, on the other hand, is only based off a single bass line: A2, D2,C2,F2, played over and over as eighths (to give you an idea), and what the "arkestra" does with it, how it increases tension or not, and their self-interaction, it makes it a perfect and classic free jazz track. Everything you could ever want in an avant-garde jazz album, Purple Night is as good as it gets."