The music of Sun Ra. I love the ’50 and ’60s albums and enjoy the later years. There’s so much constantly being released for the first time, I gave up trying to keep up with it all years ago.
The first time I heard him play at the Central Park Bandshell was the very first show of the annual Summerscape concert series. I heard the band again twice at the Bottom Line, NYC after his stroke.
During the recent celebrations of his arrival day, someone shared this rare recording. I’ve heard Sun Ra on many different electronic keyboards, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard him on the popular Fender Rhodes piano.