September 2, 2009

Sun Ra Beamed To Earth

If you don't know who Sun Ra is and love jazz, get to know him. Imagine a large piano jazz musician from the 1940s and on into the 90s claiming he is from outer space brought here to earth to enlighten human beings. Wearing elaborate costumes and leading large bands in songs with names speaking of other galaxies, stars, war, and peace, he carved himself a piece of time. Asides from all that, he was an amazing musician who produced many, many albums and whose influence is unparalleled.

The Durham Arts Guild in Durham, NC is holding a unique show consisting of original Sun Ra LP covers, artwork and sketches for album covers, and some other interesting items. Some info on the show can be found HERE.

No comments: