Sun Ra

Concert for the Comet Kohoutek

"Released in the early '90s, Concert for the Comet Kohoutek captures a typically inspired night by Sun Ra & the Intergalactic Space Research Arkestra. Recorded in late 1973, on this date the Arkestra is guided by a musical theme composed around the idea of the Comet Kohoutek, which was passing close to Earth at the time. Typically, the release vaults between cosmic vocal songs that speak of Truth and other such brashly capitalized affairs (such as "Astro Black"), almost straight-ahead big-band jazz arrangements ("Variations of Kohoutek Themes"), and frighteningly evil free explorations ("Journey Through the Outer Darkness")."-Jesse Jarnow, AMG


Personnel

Kwame Hadi (tp) Akh Tal Ebah (tp, flh, mel, vo) Dick Griffin or Charles Stephens (tb) James Jacson (basn, fl, Ancient Egyptian Infinity d) Eloe Omoe (bcl, per) Danny Davis (as, fl, per) Marshall Allen (as, ob, fl, per) John Gilmore (ts, per, vo) Danny Ray Thompson (bars, fl, per) Alzo Wright (vln, cello, d) Sun Ra (syn, org, declamation) Ronnie Boykins (b) Thomas "Bugs" Hunter (d) Cheryl Banks, Judith Holton, June Tyson, Space Ethnic Voices, Ruth Wright (dancer, vo) 


Track Listing

1.Kohoutek Intro3:322.Astro Black3:073.Discipline 27 (Part 1)15:124.Enlightenment2:075.Love In Outer Space7:346.Unknown Kohoutek13:097.Discipline 27 (Part 2)7:208.Outer Space Employment Agency0:479.Space Is The Place8:14

All compositions by Sun Ra (2006 Syndicore Music BMI)

Credits

Reissue Engineer: Joe Phillips, Wildcat Recordings USA. Recorded live at Town Hall, New York City, December 12, 1973. Back cover layout & design by Paul Costuros. 


Press Quotes

"Released in the early '90s, Concert for the Comet Kohoutek captures a typically inspired night by Sun Ra & the Intergalactic Space Research Arkestra. Recorded in late 1973, on this date the Arkestra is guided by a musical theme composed around the idea of the Comet Kohoutek, which was passing close to Earth at the time. Typically, the release vaults between cosmic vocal songs that speak of Truth and other such brashly capitalized affairs (such as "Astro Black"), almost straight-ahead big-band jazz arrangements ("Variations of Kohoutek Themes"), and frighteningly evil free explorations ("Journey Through the Outer Darkness")." - Jesse Jarnow, All Music Guide

Musicians: Kwame Hadi / Akh Tal Ebah / Dick Griffin or Charles Stephens / James Jacson / Eloe Omoe / Danny Davis / Marshall Allen / John Gilmore / Danny Ray Thompson / Alzo Wright / Sun Ra / Ronnie Boykins / Thomas "Bugs" Hunter / Cheryl Banks / Judith Holton / June Tyson / Ruth Wright

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