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Sun Ra (1914– 1993) was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesiser player, who came to be known as much for his Cosmic Afro-futurist Philosophy as for his phenomenal musical compositions and performances. As both a black male and an independent producer, Sun Ra defied racist institutions and beliefs.

Born on 22nd May 1914 as Herman Poole Blount, in Birmingham, Alabama, he was nicknamed "Sonny" from his youth. Later, after his release from a detention camp for protesting against… read more

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  • Yeah, Elton John is no Sun Ra.
  • gays make terrible music too
  • Lanquidity!
  • Gays make great music.
  • loooove
  • so goddamn beyond everything...
  • Just listened to Space is the Place, loved it
  • ♥ !
  • His work had a lot of diversity - you could get peaceful works, eccentric works, somber works, and works that are so out of control it sounds like Steven Stapleton made it. He's got a huge discography but its full of wonderful music, it's very fun to work through and check out a Sun Ra album I haven't played yet.
  • I agree with you, Tuntury. That's an amazing album indeed. One of my favorites from him.

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