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Universe In Blue

   Artist: Sun Ra and His Blue Universe Arkestra
Label: Saturn Research
Orig. Released: 1972
Catalog No.: LPSRES200
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

Retail Price: $ 11.99 (2 available)
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The Universe in Blue is a fantastic set. The title cut is just a slow blues soloing showcase with Sun Ra's "intergalactic space organ," trumpet (not sure who), John Gilmore's tenor sax, and back to Ra. June Tyson takes center stage for "Blackman", giving a particularly impassioned performance. "In a Blue Mood" (just Ra and Luqman Ali on drums) and "Another Shade of Blue" are just back-to-the-basics blues form for more soloing. Ra sticks to organ for the entire date, and it's just wonderful to hear what the Arkestra does with such a "simple" form. This is a fairly rare, fairly inside date, and fans of Ra and Gilmore's playing will be especially pleased. [all music guide]
Track Titles
Universe In Blue (Part 1) 4:30
Universe In Blue (Part 2) 10:00

In A Blue Mood
Another Shade Of Blue


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