Sun Ra 'Monorails and Satellites' 3xLP


£36.99
Sun Ra 'Monorails and Satellites' 3xLP
"I have always thought orchestra. I play that way, even when playing the piano." - Sun Ra

 

Considering the monumental depth of Sun Ra's recorded oeuvre, there are surprisingly few solo piano albums.

 

Monorails and Satellites Volumes 1 and 2 were the first commercial LPs of the artist's solo keyboard excursions. Recorded in 1966 and released on his Saturn imprint in 1968, Volume 1 featured seven idiosyncratic originals and one standard ("Easy Street") delivered in Sunny's singular manner. Volume 2 was released the following year, and contains five compositions, all originals. A third volume was prepped but shelved, and this deluxe edition marks it's premiere release.

 

As with all Cosmic Myth releases these volumes are superbly mastered, and are available as a deluxe 2xCD or 3xLP tri-gatefold cover with copious liners notes by renown American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and additional overviews by jazz historian Ben Young and producer Irwin Chusid.