Sun Ra Free and Avant-Garde Jazz Styles

Sun Ra was born Herman Sonny Blount in Birmingham, Alabama, in the early 1900's. In 1953, he led a trio with Richard Evans and Robert Barry. John Gilmore and Charles Davis joined, and in 1954, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, Art Hoyle, Julian Priester and James Scale followed. It was the birth of the Sun Ra Arkestra, also known as the Mythscience or Solar Arkestra. He was one of the most avant-garde jazz musicians of his time, who played electronic music before jazz-fusion, played multiple instruments, and launched the careers of many younger musicians. He died in 1992.

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  • Sun Ra - Includes a biography, photo gallery, discography, and an sun ra article jazz from the archives of Down Beat Magazine.
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  • Sun Ra - Alabama Music Hall of Fame article.
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  • Saturn: An electronic Sun Ra forum - An online discussion group for fans of Sun Ra and jazz his Solar Arkestra.
  • Sun Ra: Stranger from the Outer Space - Article by Mike Walsh about the life, music, sun ra and jazz philosophies of jazz band leader Sun Ra.
  • Sun Ra Biography - All About Jazz biography written by Robert Spencer.
  • Sun Ra Bibliography - Researched by Allan Chase, this bibliography goes up jazz to the sun ra summer of 1992.

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