WorldCat Identities

Myth Science Arkestra

Overview
Works: 21 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 492 library holdings
Roles: Performer
Classifications: M1366.S86, 785.42
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Most widely held works by Myth Science Arkestra
Cosmic tones for mental therapy and, Art forms of dimensions tomorrow by Sun Ra( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Ra and the year 2000 by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest hits easy listening for intergalactic travel by Sun Ra( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Those wondering where to begin when buying their first Sun Ra album, this is it!," declares an Evidence Music press release on their Sun Ra anthology Greatest Hits: Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel. It also notes that, since Sun Ra never had any actual "hits," the 18 tracks from 15 Sun Ra albums, plus two singles and a soundtrack excerpt, were chosen because they were fan favorites, because they displayed the artist's development over the years 1956-73, and because of "their musical 'accessibility' -- relatively speaking of course." True enough. Proceeding chronologically, the album finds a bebop-influenced big band on its earliest tracks, which include the familiar jazz covers "'Round Midnight" and "I Loves You, Porgy." As early as 1960's "Rocket Number Nine Take Off for the Planet Venus," however, the band is beginning to exhibit its interest in space travel and equally spacy music, including chanting and an odd bass solo. From here on out, things get strange, but most of the tracks are low-key and at least somewhat composed. Within those "easy listening" parameters, however, there is room for everything from the outside saxophone work on the ballad "When Angels Speak of Love" to the heavily percussive "Yucatan" and the set-closing fractured pop of "The Perfect Man." If the album succeeds in its mission, it's because it does treat accessibility as a relative term that includes tracks like "Thither and Yon," with its wild reed solo, as well as fairly straight-ahead performances. Listeners looking for clues to the rest of Sun Ra's catalog in this compilation should be warned that there is more of the experimental stuff proportionally than is found here, but they can be eased into Sun Ra's cock-eyed vision by starting here. William Ruhlmann
Angels and demons at play ; The Nubians of Plutonia by Sun Ra( Recording )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the orbit of Ra by Sun Ra( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate in a pleasant mood When Sun comes out by Sun Ra( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When angels speak of love by Sun Ra( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York downtown jazz and other sounds( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nubians of Plutonia Bad and beautiful by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black mass a play by Imamu Baraka by Amiri Baraka( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We travel the space ways Bad and beautiful by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic tones for mental therapy by Sun Ra( Recording )

and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad & beautiful by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic tones for mental therapy ;Art forms of dimensions tomorrow by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Live at the Hackney Empire by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra playing "Interstellar low ways" by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1968 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sun song by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1957 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra playing "Angels and demons at play" by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To Those Of Earth And Other Worlds by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra playing "Fate in a pleasant mood" by Sun Ra( Recording )

1 edition published in 1964 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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