Sun Ra was born Herman Sonny Blount in Birmingham, Alabama, in the early 1900's. In 1953, he led a trio with Richard Evans and Robert Barry. John Gilmore and Charles Davis joined, and in 1954, Marshall Allen, Pat Patrick, Art Hoyle, Julian Priester and James Scale followed. It was the birth of the Sun Ra Arkestra, also known as the Mythscience or Solar Arkestra. He was one of the most avant-garde jazz musicians of his time, who played electronic music before jazz-fusion, played multiple instruments, and launched the careers of many younger musicians. He died in 1992.
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Planet Sun Ra
The pirAnts have established a colony on Planet Sun Ra to celebrate the wisdom of the musical artist. This page contains words of wisdom from Sun Ra, music and links to other sites.
A biographical tribute to Sun Ra by Scott McFarland.
Sun Ra: Stranger from the Outer Space
Article by Mike Walsh about the life, music, and philosophies of jazz band leader Sun Ra.
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