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Sound of Joy ()


This reissue, prior to the release of many of Sun Ra's Saturn albums on Evidence CDs, was often thought of as Ra's second recording although now several earlier dates have appeared. The music from Sun Ra's Chicago-based band of the 1950s (some of the same tunes, but different performances, also appear on Evidence's Planet Earth/Low Ways) is quite interesting for its ties to the bop and swing traditions are much more obvious than it would be in the near future. Ra's eccentric piano and occasional electric keyboard look ...

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  1. El Is a Sound of Joy
  2. Overtones of China
  3. Two Tones
  4. Paradise
  5. Planet Earth
  6. Ankh
  7. Saturn
  8. Reflections in Blue
  9. El Viktor
  10. As You Once Were
  11. Dreams Come True
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Sound of Joy
1994, Delmark

UPC: 038153041427


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