Another shade of blue: Sun Ra on record
This essay is an overview of the recorded legacy of one of the century's most remarkable and prolific composers and band leaders. Sun Ra's music is rooted in jazz and blues, his recording career extending over 46 years. "Another Shade Of Blue" seeks to guide the listener through all of Sun Ra's major recordings, attempting to frame them in a context that includes the whole of Sun Ra's wide musical territory, including doo-wop, disco, and John Cage.
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