Sun Ra

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Saturn's contribution to jazz fusion, the unpeggably eclectic bandleader/composer wowed audiences from the 1940s until his death.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Super-Sonic Jazz
1956 Super-Sonic Jazz Evidence
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Sun Song
1956 Sun Song Delmark
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Jazz by Sun Ra
1956 Jazz by Sun Ra Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Sound of Joy
1957 Sound of Joy Delmark
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Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth 1958 Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth Impulse!
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Jazz in Silhouette
1958 Jazz in Silhouette Evidence
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The Nubians of Plutonia
1959 The Nubians of Plutonia Cornbread Records / Impulse!
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Holiday for Soul Dance
1960 Holiday for Soul Dance Evidence
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Angels & Demons at Play
1960 Angels & Demons at Play Enterplanetary Koncepts
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The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra
1961 The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra Savoy Jazz
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Bad and Beautiful
1961 Bad and Beautiful Impulse!
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Fate in a Pleasant Mood 1961 Fate in a Pleasant Mood
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When Sun Comes Out 1963 When Sun Comes Out Saturn
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Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy
1963 Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy Poppydisc
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Other Planes of There
1964 Other Planes of There Evidence
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The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1
1965 The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 ESP-Disk
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The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 2
1965 The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 2 ESP-Disk
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The Magic City
1965 The Magic City Evidence
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Secrets of the Sun
1965 Secrets of the Sun Atavistic / Touch & Go
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Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow
1965 Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow Saturn
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Nothing Is
1966 Nothing Is ESP-Disk
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When Angels Speak of Love
1966 When Angels Speak of Love Evidence
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Strange Strings 1966 Strange Strings Saturn
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The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Batman and Robin
1966 The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Batman and Robin Universe
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Monorails and Satellites, Vol. 1
1966 Monorails and Satellites, Vol. 1 Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Monorails and Satellites
1966 Monorails and Satellites Evidence
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We Travel the Space Ways
1967 We Travel the Space Ways Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Pictures of Infinity 1968 Pictures of Infinity Black Lion
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Outer Spaceways Incorporated
1968 Outer Spaceways Incorporated Black Lion
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A Black Mass
1968 A Black Mass Son Boy
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Atlantis
1969 Atlantis Evidence
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Continuation, Vol. 2
1970 Continuation, Vol. 2 Enterplanetary Koncepts
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The Night of the Purple Moon
1970 The Night of the Purple Moon Atavistic
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The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 1
1970 The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 1 Sunspots
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My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2
1970 My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2 Evidence
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Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 2 1970 Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 2 Jazz View
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It's After the End of the World
1970 It's After the End of the World Universe / Universal Distribution
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Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 1
1970 Fondation Maeght Nights, Vol. 1
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Black Myth 1970 Black Myth
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My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1 1971 My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1 Relativity Entertainment / Saturn
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Continuation, Vol. 1
1971 Continuation, Vol. 1 Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Continuation
1971 Continuation Corbett vs. Dempsey
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The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 2
1971 The Solar-Myth Approach, Vol. 2 Sunspots
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Calling Planet Earth
1971 Calling Planet Earth Org Music
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Astro-Black
1972 Astro-Black Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Nidhamu 1972 Nidhamu Saturn
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Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold
1972 Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold ESP-Disk
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Space Is the Place [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1972 Space Is the Place [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Evidence
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Universe in Blue
1972 Universe in Blue Saturn
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Live in Egypt, Vol. 1 1972 Live in Egypt, Vol. 1 Saturn
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Space Is the Place
1973 Space Is the Place Impulse! / GRP
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Concert for the Comet Kohoutek
1973 Concert for the Comet Kohoutek Get Back Records
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Discipline 27-II
1974 Discipline 27-II El Saturn Research
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Sub-Underground #1
1974 Sub-Underground #1 Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Cosmo-Earth Fantasy 1974 Cosmo-Earth Fantasy Saturn
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Pathways to Unknown Worlds 1975 Pathways to Unknown Worlds Impulse!
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The Soul Vibrations of Man
1976 The Soul Vibrations of Man Saturn
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Cosmos
1976 Cosmos P-Vine Records
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Solo Piano, Vol. 1
1977 Solo Piano, Vol. 1 I.A.I. (Improvising Artists) / Improvisingartists
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St. Louis Blues
1977 St. Louis Blues I.A.I. (Improvising Artists)
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A Quiet Place in the Universe
1977 A Quiet Place in the Universe Leo Records / Leo
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Unity 1977 Unity Horo
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Visions 1978 Visions Steeplechase
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Lanquidity
1978 Lanquidity Evidence
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Other Voices, Other Blues
1978 Other Voices, Other Blues Horo
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The Sound Mirror 1978 The Sound Mirror Saturn
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Space Probe 1978 Space Probe Saturn
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New Steps
1978 New Steps Horo
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Disco 3000
1978 Disco 3000 Kindred Spirits
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Media Dream
1978 Media Dream Saturn
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The Antique Blacks
1978 The Antique Blacks Art Yard
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Sleeping Beauty
1979 Sleeping Beauty Art Yard / ReR
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The Other Side of the Sun
1979 The Other Side of the Sun Universe
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On Jupiter
1979 On Jupiter Art Yard / ReR
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Omniverse
1979 Omniverse Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow
1980 Voice of the Eternal Tomorrow Enterplanetary Koncepts
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The Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun 1980 The Rose Hue Mansions of the Sun Saturn 80
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Strange Celestial Road
1980 Strange Celestial Road Rounder Select / Rounder
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Sunrise in Different Dimensions
1980 Sunrise in Different Dimensions Hat Hut Records
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I, Pharaoh 1980 I, Pharaoh El Saturn
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Dance of Innocent Passion 1980 Dance of Innocent Passion Saturn
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Beyond the Purple Star Zone
1980 Beyond the Purple Star Zone Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Of Mythic Worlds 1981 Of Mythic Worlds Philly Jazz
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John Cage Meets Sun Ra (June 8, 1986 at 1981 John Cage Meets Sun Ra (June 8, 1986 at "Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island, NY) Meltdown Records
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Aurora Borealis 1981 Aurora Borealis Saturn
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Celestial Love
1982 Celestial Love Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Oblique Parallax 1982 Oblique Parallax Saturn IX
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Nuclear War
1982 Nuclear War Atavistic
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Love in Outer Space: Live in Utrecht
1983 Love in Outer Space: Live in Utrecht Leo
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Ra to the Rescue 1983 Ra to the Rescue Saturn
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Live at Praxis '84
1984 Live at Praxis '84 Golden Years of New
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Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt
1984 Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt Golden Years Of New Jazz
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Dancing Shadows 1984 Dancing Shadows Happy Bird
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We Are in the Future 1984 We Are in the Future Savoy
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A Fireside Chat with Lucifer
1984 A Fireside Chat with Lucifer Enterplanetary Koncepts
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Cosmo Sun Connection
1985 Cosmo Sun Connection ReR USA / Recommended / RēR Megacorp
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Reflections in Blue
1986 Reflections in Blue Black Saint
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Hours After
1986 Hours After Black Saint
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Live at Pitt-In, Tokyo
1988 Live at Pitt-In, Tokyo DIW (Japan)
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Blue Delight
1988 Blue Delight A&M
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Second Star to the Right: Salute to Walt Disney
1989 Second Star to the Right: Salute to Walt Disney Leo
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Purple Night 1989 Purple Night A&M
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Sun Ra and His Year 2000 Myth Science Arkestra
1990 Sun Ra and His Year 2000 Myth Science Arkestra Blast First
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Mayan Temples
1990 Mayan Temples Black Saint
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Live London 1990
1990 Live London 1990 Blast First
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Destination Unknown
1992 Destination Unknown Enja
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Tribute to Stuff Smith
1992 Tribute to Stuff Smith Soul Note (Italy)
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Somewhere Else
1993 Somewhere Else Rounder Select / Rounder
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Live from Soundscape
1994 Live from Soundscape DIW (Japan)
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Outer Space Employment Agency
1999 Outer Space Employment Agency Total Energy
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At the Village Vanguard
1999 At the Village Vanguard Rounder
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Life Is Splendid
1999 Life Is Splendid Total Energy
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Song for the Sun
1999 Song for the Sun Elra
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Stardust from Tomorrow
2000 Stardust from Tomorrow Leo
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Friendly Galaxy
2000 Friendly Galaxy Leo Records / Leo
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It Is Forbidden
2001 It Is Forbidden Total Energy
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Live at Montreux
2003 Live at Montreux Universe
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Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 2
2003 Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 2 Universe
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Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1
2003 Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1 Universe
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Live in Paris at the Gibus
2003 Live in Paris at the Gibus Universe
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Piano Recital (Teatro La Fenice in Venice)
2003 Piano Recital (Teatro La Fenice in Venice) Leo
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Spaceship Lullaby (1954-60)
2003 Spaceship Lullaby (1954-60) Atavistic
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Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 3
2005 Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 3 ESP-Disk
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Live at Myron's Ballroom
2006 Live at Myron's Ballroom Transparency
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Dance of the Living Image
2007 Dance of the Living Image Transparency
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Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue
2008 Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue Unheard Music Series/Atavistic
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Strange City
2016 Strange City Cold Spring Records
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Out in Space Out in Space Motor Music GmbH
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Friendly Love Friendly Love
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A Night in East Berlin A Night in East Berlin
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Horizon
Horizon Art Yard
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Planets of Life Or Death: Amiens '73 Planets of Life Or Death: Amiens '73 Strut
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