Under The Sun is recorded in July 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri under the sun. The album is produced by the Committee for Universal Justice and released in 1974 on Universial Justice Records.
Side A. “Lover´s Desire” (26:00) is a free music symphony based on an Afganistan folk melody, ‘Lover’s Desire’ transcribed from radio Kabul. Arranged by Charles W. Shaw, James Marshall, Marty Ehrlich. Side B. “Hazrat, The Sufi” (22:00) is composed by James Marshall and arranged by Charles W. Shaw, James Marshall, Marty Ehrlich.
Lester Bowie – Trumpet
Oliver Lake – Alto Sax
Marty Erlich – Alto Sax, Tin Flute, Small Instruments
Carol Marshall – Vocal and Small Instruments
James Marshall – Alto Sax, Wooden Flutes, Punji (Snake Charmer Flute), Small Instruments
J.D. Parran – Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Harmonica, Small Instruments
Victor Reef – Trombone
Charles Bobo Shaw, Jr – Drums
Butch Smith – Bass
Abdallah Yakub – Percussion, Small Instruments, Voice
Alan Suits – Tamboura
Vincent Terrell – Cello