Sun Ra

The Creator of the Universe

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Aptly titled, The Creator of the Universe features previously unreleased, live Sun Ra material from the early '70s that represents the futuristic musical cosmology of one of jazz's great innovators. The first installation in the Lost Reel series -- comprising a set of recordings (discovered in the 2000s) of Sun Ra rehearsing, performing live, and speaking -- this two-disc set is a treasure trove for collectors. Disc one captures a warehouse concert from 1971, while the second disc (and this is a special treat) features recordings from the same period of Sun Ra lecturing during his teaching residency at UC Berkeley.

Track Listing - Disc 2

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