The Jazz Show Episode December 29, 2014

Broadcast on 29-Dec-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Sun Ra and his "Arkestra": "Super Sonic Jazz"

Sun Ra is one of the most charismatic and fascinating figures in Jazz music. He is a mystic, philosopher, writer,community leader,composer,arranger,bandleader and pianist among other things. He was a Jazz pioneer who was not in the mainstream of Jazz yet he was respected by all as being a major figure. Tonight's Jazz feature is an early Sun Ra date with his "Arkestra" done for his own label, Saturn in Chicago in 1956 called "Super Sonic Jazz". A few of his core members like tenor saxophonist John Gilmore and baritone saxophonist Charles Davis were in the band. Other people were trombonist Julian Priester and the great Chicago trumpeter Art Hoyle. All twelve tunes with one exception are by Sun Ra and "Soft Talk" was written by Julian Priester. Fine solos by all abound and some great piano work on both acoustic and early electric piano by Sun Ra. A pioneering early work by someone who was very much ahead of his time....Sun Ra!

Track Listing:

Sunology
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
India
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Advice To Medics
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Super Blonde
Sun Ra · Suoer Sonic Jazz
Soft Talk
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Sunology Part 2
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Kingdom Of Not
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Portrait of the Living Sky
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Blues At Midnight
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
El Is The Sound of Joy
Sun Ra · Super Sonic
Springtime in Chicago
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Medicine For A Nightmare
Sun Ra · Super Sonic Jazz
Whisper Not
Fraser MacPherson · Our Blues
Round Midnight
Fraser MacPherson · Our Blues
Woody'n You
Fraser MacPherson · Our Blues
The Gift
Jill Townsend · Tales From The Sea
Solar
Steve Kuhn · Live at Maybeck
Ferdinando
Buddy DeFranco · Mr. Clarinet
It Could Happen To You
Buddy DeFranco · Mr. Clarinet
Buddy's Blues
Buddy DeFranco · Mr. Clarinet
When Your Lover Has Gone
Buddy DeFranco · Mr. Clarinet
The Bright Onee
Buddy DeFranco · Buddy's Quartet
Sonny's Idea
Buddy DeFranco · Buddy's Quartet
Laura
Buddy deFranco · Buddy's Quartet
Holiday for Strings
Buddy DeFranco/Terry Gibbs · Holiday for Swing
Yardbird Suite
Buddy deFranco/Terry Gibbs · Holiday for Swing