Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sun Ra - 1994 - A Quiet Place In The Universe

Sun Ra
A Quiet Place In The Universe

01. A Quiet Place In The Universe 6:40
02. I Pharaoh 18:52
03. Images 6:12
04. Love In Outer Space 11:46
05. I'll Never Be The Same 3:46
06. Space Is The Place 3:15

Ahmed Abdullah-tp
Akh Tal Ebah-tp, voc
Vincent Chancey-frn
Craig Harris-tb
Marshall Allen-as, pic
Pat Patrick-as
John Gilmore-ts
Eloe Omoe-bcl, fl
Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl
James Jacson-bsn
Sun Ra-org, syn, voc;
 Luqman Ali-d
Eddie Thomas-perc
June Tyson-voc.

Unknown date and place. 1976-77
Tracks 3 to 6 appeared in a version of Live in East Berlin.

This loose concert performance is largely a waste. The nearly 19-minute "I Pharoah" is mostly a chant/recitation by Sun Ra that quickly becomes tedious. Pat Patrick's alto feature on a much briefer "I'll Never Be the Same" is OK, as is the closing "Space Is the Place" but "Images" is a rather dull duet by French horn player Vincent Chancey with Ra on organ, while "Love in Outer Space" is mostly a drum showcase. There are many better Sun Ra albums available so skip this one.

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