Sun Ra – The Magic City (1965)

The boundaries of Sun Ra’s self-proclaimed “space jazz” underwent a transformation in the mid-’60s. The Magic City is an aural snapshot of that metamorphic process. Many enthusiasts and scholars consider this to be among Ra’s most definitive studio recordings. [source] Alto Saxophone – Harry Spencer / Alto Saxophone, Flute – Danny Davis / Alto Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Piccolo Flute – Marshall Allen / Baritone Saxophone, … Continue reading Sun Ra – The Magic City (1965)

Jaki Byard Trio – Sunshine (1967)

Listen to John Arthur “Jaki” Byard playing the piano. Sunshine is the first track on the album Sunshine Of My Soul by Jaki Byard, recorded in New York City on Halloween October 31, 1967. Jaki Byard not only played piano and composed but also played saxophone and taught at New England Conservatory, among other places. David Izenzon – Bass / Elvin Jones / Drums, Timpani / Jaki Byard – Piano   Continue reading Jaki Byard Trio – Sunshine (1967)

Bill Dixon & Exlploding Star Orchestra – Constellations For Innerlight Projections (For Bill Dixon) (2007)

A live-in-the-studio recording documenting the material debuted at a 2007 Chicago gig by free jazz legend Bill Dixon and fellow trumpeter Rob Mazurek´s current group the Exploding Star Orchestra, this set consists of Dixon´s two-part “Entrances” and Mazurek´s “Constellations for Innerlight Projections (For Bill Dixon).” [source] Matthew Lux – Bass Matt Bauder – Clarinet, Saxophone Josh Berman – Cornet Jason Ajemian – Double Bass John Herndon – Drums Mike Reed – Drums, Timpani Nicole … Continue reading Bill Dixon & Exlploding Star Orchestra – Constellations For Innerlight Projections (For Bill Dixon) (2007)