:::Ra #4:::

Posted: Thursday, 29 September 2011 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , ,

Space Probe dates from 1969-1970, and is a bit of an odd album. "Primitive" starts things out; basically it's a percussion piece featuring James Jacson's log drum and lots of hand percussion. There's just a bit of what sounds like bass clarinet at the beginning, but it doesn't last long. "Conversion of J.P." is a less cacophonous, percussion-oriented piece, highlighted at the beginning by the flute playing of Marshall Allen. Then Ra's piano enters about eight minutes in and takes the tune in a very different direction with the same percussion backing. Ra's playing here is fascinating, though not at all flashy. "Space Probe" is a side-long tour de force by Ra on the miniMoog, and he amply demonstrates that nobody handles a Moog quite like Sun Ra. It could be the sound effects to a '50s sci-fi flick, no problem, or a demonstration of how weird the miniMoog can get. It ain't easy listening, but it's pretty stunning all the same for those with adventurous ears.
:::Review by Sean Westergaard:::

Sun Ra - Space Probe (1978)

1. Space Probe 17:57
2. Earth Primitive Earth 6:12
3. Circe 0:47
4. Solar Symbols II 5:05
5. Dance Of The Wind 2:55
6. Recollections Of There 4:51
7. Destiny 0:54
8. The Conversation Of J.P 13:44

Clarinet [Bass] – John Gilmore
Drums [Hand] – Nimrod Hunt
Drums [Log Drum] – James Jacson
Flute – Marshall Allen
Synthesizer [Moog], Piano, Other [Intergalactic Instruments] – Sun Ra
Vocals – Thea Barbara

2 komentarze:

  1. Cheers jazzlover, will listen to this tonight.