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Sun Ra's Biography

Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.

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  • AdHoc Norton Records releases Sun Ra perfume

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Any number of epiphets can be used to describe Sun Ra: jazz genius, cosmic angel, poet and philospher, and starting now, perfumer from beyond the grave. In celebration of the publishing of the first volume of Prophetika, a massive trilogy of ...
  • Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra - ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    By 1979, Sun Ra had become more than just a cult figure admired by the outer limits of free jazz fans. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1969, taught his mythology for a semester at UC-Berkeley in 1971, further codified that ...
  • United Mutations: NEW BOOK ON SUN RA ANNOUNCED

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Please stay tuned for The Execution of Sun Ra: the mysterious tale of a dark body sent to earth to usher in an unprecedented era of cosmic regeneration and happiness -- 260 pages of analysis, critique, photos, music, and light. In production ...

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