Sun Ra AT THE SHOWCASE - LIVE IN CHICAGO

Label
JAZZ DETECTIVE / ELEMENTAL
Released
20th April 2024

SUN RA AT THE SHOWCASE: LIVE IN
CHICAGO contains previously unissued live
recordings of the legendary intergalactic
composer/pianist Sun Ra captured live at
Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL
between November 4-10, 1977. This is an
official release on producer Zev Feldman’s
Jazz Detective record label, in partnership
with Elemental Music, and in cooperation
with the Sun Ra Trust. Researched and
compiled by longtime Sun Ra archivist
Michael D. Anderson, and transferred from
the original tape reels, this limited-edition
180-gram 2-LP edition (and deluxe 2-CD
set) includes an extensive insert with rare
photographs; liner notes by GRAMMYwinning
author and historian Ashley Kahn;
and interviews and statements from a who’s who of music icons.

Deluxe limited-edition 180-gram 2-LP set

LP 1 – SIDE A = 17:39
01 Calling Planet Earth & The Shadow World 17:39

LP 1 – SIDE B = 18:55
01 Theme Of The Stargazers 3:00
02 Space Is The Place 7:09
03 NOTE – Extended Audience Applause 1:52
04 Ebah Speaks In Cosmic Tongue 3:24
05 Greetings From The Century Of 21 2:17
06 Joe Segal announcements 1:09

LP 2 – SIDE C = 27:10
01 New Beginning 3:00
02 View From Another Dimension 9:50
03 Visitor’s Approach 8:30
04 Anhk Nation aka Anhknaton 5:48

LP 2 – SIDE D = 25:08
01 Rose Room 6:32
02 Moonship Journey 10:19
03 Velvet 8:16

ARKESTRA PERSONNEL
JOHN GILMORE – TENOR SAX
MARSHALL ALLEN – ALTO SAX, FLUTE & KORA
DANNY DAVIS – ALTO SAX, FLUTE
ELO OMOE – ALTO & BASS CLARINET
DANNY THOMPSON – BARITONE SAX & FLUTE
MICHAEL RAY – TRUMPET
AHMED ABDULLAH – TRUMPET
EMMETT MCDONALD – BASS TRUMPET
VINCENT CHANCEY – FRENCH HORN
DALE WILLIAMS – GUITAR (02-21-1976 RECORDING ONLY)
RICHARD WILLIAM – BASS
LUQMAN ALI – DRUMS
EDDIE THOMAS – DRUMS & VOCAL
JAMES JACSON – ANCIENT IHNFINITY DRUM & OBOE
ATAKATUNE – CONGAS
JUNE TYSON – VOCAL
CHERYL BANKS-SMITH – VOCAL
WISTER (JUDITH HOLTON) – VOCAL

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