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Live At Myron's Ballroom [Box set]

Sun Ra Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 May 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Transparency
  • ASIN: B000FKPE0Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid ritual masterpiece. 28 Sep 2007
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It is quite easy to underrate free jazz ( as it is to overrate it), and many fail to look at the contemplative side of it, the eclectic side of it. The Sun Ra side of it.
When i heard this album my life was utterly changed. I had heard a little bit of Sun Ra before - heliocentric worlds,space is the place soundtrack- but until then it had all seemed a bit too minimalistic and frenetic. Soon I found that Sun Ra and his Arkestra live is a completely different planet altogether.
This particular album is long and needs a lot of concentration- 3 hours of unbelievable versatile afro-inspired harmony. Sometimes Ra plays his transcendently moogish solos which having flown into the ether give way to June Tyson's tunfeul voice or percussive polyrhythms, other times trad jazz played in a unique cosmic way takes centrestage. Occasionally Ra's intergalactic messianic philosophy- he claimed he came from Saturn- distracts one from the actual quality of the music, and occasionally mediocrity may irritate, but the incredible thing about live at myron's ballroom is the effect that Sun Ra has on the audience. They scream frantically all the way through- many have called him the biggest stage presence of the century.
It is up to you, take it or leave it, but it has altered the way I look at jazz, and ultimately, my life, and can best be described as " the best of Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Moondog, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Trane, Albert Ayler, Pink Floyd and the saturnian vibe, all shoved in one".Thankyou.
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5.0 out of 5 stars And The Band Played On 30 Aug 2008
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The historic Myron's Ballroom was home to the big bands in the 1940's, rock bands in the 1950's and 1960's and disco in the 1970's; but is was the genius of Sun Ra who created a sonic landscape from those genres for a legendary 1981 avant-garde performance that is captured on three CD's.

With more than 180 minutes of music, the listener truly captures the unique structure of Sun Ra's art, as he guides the Arkestra from a methodical build-up into an explosion of soulful sounds.

There is no track listing for this first Los Angeles appearance in a decade, but Space Is The Place figures prominently in the set. A rare multi-CD set that was released in May 2006, it is breathtaking in scope and essential for anyone interested in the free jazz movement.
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