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An Undiscovered Classic 16 April 2006
By Miles Massicotte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sun Ra's purple night is not only a great album, it is one of Sun Ra's Best, right up there with Heliocentric worlds, Space is the Place, anad A Night in East Berlin. It is composed and it isn't. A track like track 3, Love in Outer Space is done as a straight song, but those harmonic touches only Sun Ra could add make it enchanting. A track like track 2, on the other hand, is only based off a single bass line: A2, D2,C2,F2, played over and over as eighths (to give you an idea), and what the "arkestra" does with it, how it increases tension or not, and their self-interaction, it makes it a perfect and classic free jazz track. Everything you could ever want in an avant-garde jazz album, Purple Night is as good as it gets.
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Underrated Album 4 Mar. 2012
By Manny Ramirez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have over 35 Sun Ra albums and this one is highly recommended. Unlike some of the other albums he did around this time ("Blue Delight", "Reflections in Blue", even the earlier "Nuclear War"), this one has some "spacey" tracks on it, mainly track #5 "Of Invisible Them". Also track #6, "Neverness" is pretty solid, too. I could do without Ra's singing (see "Stars Fell on Alabama") but it does not ruin this album. With well over 100 albums in a mammoth discography, it could be a little daunting on where to start plus Ra has albums that are more of a big band, swing approach (albeit fractured) and those that are really out there (more of his avant-garde and free stuff). I prefer the more abstract but I do think that his best albums are the ones that have a combination of both. "Purple Night" is one of these albums. A hard to find album - get it while you still can (unlike "Blue Delight" which is inexplicably out of print). Of note, free jazz legend Don Cherry plays on this album (another plus for this album).
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What is all the Fuss About? 27 July 2009
By PhiloX - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I was writing another jazz review & commenting on how modern it was, I used Sun Ra as an example. I thought I better play a Sun Ra CD I haven't heard in awhile to verify my judgment. Basically Sun Ra's music on this CD is straight forward jazz that slowly fades off coarse either by atonality or abstraction by the soloists. The Rhythm section normally overlooks what is happening to "Ground" the music down to Earth. Some songs like "Stars Fell On Alabama" is pure New Orleans jazz but with a twist. "Purple Night Blues" is of coarse a blues song from a simple duet of piano & bass. The strangest music on this CD is "Of Invisible Them" which is rather abstract to the point of becoming mere sound effects that floats in & out of rhythm & tunefulness. Interesting stuff, but I heard music more modern then this which can either be a good thing or bad. This CD was recorded on November 1989 & if Sun Ra really wanted to be "Modern" he needed to update his synthesizers because they sounded very primitive.
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