New Steps
New Steps

Sun Ra / Sun Ra Quartet

New Steps

1978

Avant-Garde Jazz

Credited to the Sun Ra Quartet, there are two standards amongst a program of originals, including a stellar version of "My Favorite Things." The music quickly takes its only sharp turn toward outer space with "Moon People," emphasizing synth over piano whereas the lovely "Sun Steps" reverses that. In this small group, solo space is ample for John Gilmore, Ra and Michael Ray, all of whom are in fine form as is Luqman Ali, whose understated drumming holds things together beautifully.

- Sean Westergaard

Time Travel
Time Travel

Graham Van Pelt

Time Travel

October 19, 2018

Indie Electronic

This overlooked 2018 gem from Canadian musician and former Miracle Fortress man, Graham Van Pelt, channels Arthur Russell's sunnier dance moments with a strong introspective streak.

- Timothy Monger