American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher
Sun Ra was a jazzman with a difference. Claiming to come from another part of the universe, he led an Arcestra (play on the word, "orchestra").
Some of his popular albums included "Jazz in Silhouette", "Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra", "Atlantis", "Supersonic Jazz", "Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy/Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow", "Lanquidity", "Angels & Demons / Nubians of Plutonia", "Space is the Place", "Magic City", and "Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth/Interstellar Low Ways".
Sun Ra at the New England Conservatory of Music, February 27, 1992.
Photo by Pandelis Karayorgis.
Author: David Paul Wagner
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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of performances of Sun Ra.