Sun Ra & His Arkestra

Jazz in Silhouette (Expanded)


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Remastered with extra tracks - extra disc also includes Sound Sun Pleasure LP. Features the original space nymph cover art, which only appeared in cropped and washedout reproductions on an early 60s version.

Cosmic Myth Records is dedicated to issuing remastered and fully authorized out of print titles from Sun Ra's independent Saturn Records catalog. Sun Ra's Jazz in Silhouette was enshrined in the Penguin Jazz Guide's "Core Collection" as an album that "will someday be recognized as one of the most important post-war jazz records." Jazz in Silhouette is the quintessential record of Sun Ra's late 1950s Chicago period. Recorded and issued in 1959, it marks a coda for the bandleader's bebop/hard-bop stage, as his interstellar traveller persona began to transform the band (and the music). It also charts the future, showcasing the brilliant tenor sax stylings of John Gilmore, and introduces the iconic playing of Arkestra mainstays Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, and Ronnie Boykins. Many of the early works on these recordings would remain staples in Arkestra set lists for the rest of Sun Ra's life. This expanded edition includes the complete, contemporaneous Sound Sun Pleasure, rare stereo mixes, and bonus tracks.

Tracklist

Jazz In Silhouette
A1 Hours After (Stereo)
3:46
A2 Horoscope
3:46
A3 Images
3:51
A4 Blues At Midnight
11:56
B1 Enlightment (Stereo)
5:05
B2 Saturn
3:41
B3 Velvet (Stereo)
3:23
B4 Ancient Aiethopia (Stereo)
9:17
Sound Sun Pleasure (Full Stereo)
C1 'Round Midnight
3:50
C2 You Never Told Me That You Care
5:31
C3 Hour Of Parting
4:47
C4 Back In Your Own Back Yard
2:02
C5 I Could Have Danced All Night
3:09
Bonus Tracks
D1 State Street (Alternate, Previously Unreleased)
4:24
D2 Blues From Saturn (Previously Unreleased)
4:31
D3 Hours After (Single Version)
2:48
D4 Great Balls Of Fire (Single)
5:29
D5 Horoscope (Stereo, Incomplete, Previously Unreleased)
2:12