Sun Ra & The Arkestra Sound Of Joy LP

Sun Ra & The Arkestra

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Sun Ra's Second Album On Vinyl LP!

Sun Ra's second album was a Delmark release, although it was originally intended for the Transition label, which did not survive long enough to release it. Recorded in 1957.

The music from Sun Ra's Chicago-based band of the quite interesting, for its ties to the bop and swing traditions are much more obvious than it would be in the near future. Ra's eccentric piano and occasional electric keyboard look forward as do some of the harmonies and Jim Herndon's colorful tympani.
-Scott Yanow,, 4.5/5 stars


  • Vinyl LP


Art Hoyle trumpet
Dave Young trumpet
John Avant trombone
Pat Patrick alto & baritone sax
John Gilmore tenor sax
Charles Davis baritone sax
Sun Ra piano, electric piano
Victor Sproles bass
William Cochran drums
Jim Herndon tympani, timbali


Side A:

  1. El Is A Sound Of Joy
  2. Overtones Of China
  3. Two Tones
  4. Paradise
  5. Planet Earth

Side B:

  1. Ankh
  2. Saturn
  3. Reflections In Blue
  4. El Viktor

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