A Quiet Place in the Universe

Sun Ra

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A Quiet Place in the Universe Review

by Scott Yanow

This loose concert performance is largely a waste. The nearly 19-minute "I Pharoah" is mostly a chant/recitation by Sun Ra that quickly becomes tedious. Pat Patrick's alto feature on a much briefer "I'll Never Be the Same" is OK, as is the closing "Space Is the Place" but "Images" is a rather dull duet by French horn player Vincent Chancey with Ra on organ, while "Love in Outer Space" is mostly a drum showcase. There are many better Sun Ra albums available so skip this one.

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