Sun Ra

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5:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Musical Space: The 100th Anniversary Of Sun Ra's Arrival From Saturn

    

May 22 of this year is the 100th anniversary of the arrival to this planet of Sun Ra. As a piano player, composer and bandleader Sun Ra’s terrestrial incarnation was one of the true innovators in jazz; a bridge spanning the beginnings of big band jazz to a distant world that only exists now in Afrofuturist science fiction.

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