the sun ra arkestra - fondation maeght nights; volumes one and two; august 1970

the mighty sun ra arkestra live in france, recorded on the 3rd and 5th of august 1970 at the fondation marguerite et aimé maeght in saint-paul-de-vence. these performances have been released on vinyl in 1971 on the french shandar label, and got lost and rather rare immediately. they have been rereleased legally and as (semi-)bootlegs both on vinyl and cd quite a few times in the following years, but seem to be hard to find by the time being. 
for your listening pleasure i compiled my 1991 jazz view versions of these recordings into one big file that sums up as a 76-minutes-compact-disc with all information you might need at first bite, though some additional information may be found by following the given links to discogs.

so here we go:

01 - enlightment
02 - the star gazers
03 - shadow world (listen directly)
04 - the cosmic explorer

05 (01) - friendly galaxy
06 (02) - spontaneous simplicity
07 (03) - the world of the lightening (listen directly)
08 (04) - black myth
09 (05) - sky

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


by the way: following the sun-ra-tag in the marginal column on the right will lead you to an exclusive recording of a sun ra live concert in stuttgart 1984 and some more.


Anonymous said...

Thank you! Let there be Ra!

Anonymous said...

Far out stuff


ritzbird said...

Thanks very much. Hip Hip Hooo Raaaa.