Myth Science

Love in Outer Space

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Love in Outer Space is a fun, live barroom recording of some of New York's "out" downtown jazz players performing as the Sun Ra cover band Myth Science. Led by bassist Reuben Radding, this group delivers hot, personalized, roomy takes on such Ra tunes as "Kingdom of Not" and "Space Loneliness." With a jaunty yet professional looseness, tenor player Tim Otto (of Pink Noise Saxophone Quartet) and twisted altoist Briggan Krauss slither their tones through the excellent, fat grooves laid down by Radding and drummer Ed Ware. Not to be underestimated is the intensity of Anthony Coleman on organ -- he wails. Coleman's chunky solos poke you in the ribs and make your body move; he's all over the place, yet in full control of his instrument. The interaction between all the players (with their slightly bent sensibilities) makes this a real treat for Ra fans and an accessible, grooving introduction to Sun Ra's material for those who are interested.

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