Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Super-Sonic Jazz (Full Album)

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Super-Sonic Jazz is an album by Sun Ra, recorded in 1956 at RCA Studios, Chicago.

Track listing:
All songs written by Sun Ra except “Soft Talk”, written by Julian Priester

Side A:

“India” (4:52)
“Sunology” (5:43)
“Advice to Medics” (2:05)
“Super Blonde” (2:39)
“Soft Talk” (2:45)
“Sunology, part II” (7:08)

Side B:

“Kingdom of Not” (5:35)
“Portrait of the Living Sky” (1:52)
“Blues at Midnight” (6:34)
“El is a Sound of Joy” (4:00)
“Springtime in Chicago” (3:54)
“Medicine for a Nightmare” (2:25)

Personnel:

The Arkestra in an unidentified club, late 1955 or 1956; l-r, Sun Ra, Richard Evans, Robert Barry, John Gilmore & Pat Patrick

On “Springtime in Chicago”, recorded at Balkan Studios, Chicago, April 13, 1956

Sun Ra – Piano, Electric Piano
Art Hoyle – Trumpet, Percussion
Julian Priester – Trombone
James Scales – Alto Sax, Percussion
John Gilmore – Percussion
Pat Patrick – Baritone Sax, Percussion
Wilburn Green – Electric Bass
Robert Barry – Drums

On “Super Blonde”, “Soft Talk”, “Medicine for a Nightmare”, and “Advice to Medics”, recorded at RCA studios, possibly June 16, 1956

Sun Ra – Piano, Electric Piano, ‘Space Gong’
Art Hoyle – Trumpet
Julian Priester – Trombone
John Gilmore – Tenor Sax
Pat Patrick – Baritone Sax
Wilburn Green – Electric Bass
Robert Barry – Drums
Jim Herndon – Tympani, Percussion

On “Kingdom of Not”, “Portrait of The Living Sky”, “Blues at Midnight”, “El Is A Sound of Joy”, “India”, and “Sunology” (both parts), probably recorded at Balkan Studios, Chicago, September or October 1956

Sun Ra – Piano, Electric Piano, ‘Space Gong’
Art Hoyle – Trumpet, Percussion
Pat Patrick – Alto Sax, Percussion
John Gilmore – Tenor Sax, Percussion
Charles Davis – Baritone Sax, Percussion
Victor Sproles – Bass
William Cochran – Drums
Jim Herndon – Tympani, Percussion
Mixed at RCA studios, Chicago, February 14, 1957, and released in March with an initial pressing of 500.

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Released: March 1957
Recorded: 1956, Chicago
Length: 49:31
Label: Saturn, Impulse! Records, Evidence
Producer Alton Abraham

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