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Sun Ra
(1914-94)
American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher



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"In some far off place
Many light years in space
I’ll wait for you.
Where human feet have never trod,
Where human eyes have never seen.
I'll build a world of abstract dreams
And wait for you."
-- Sun Ra, liner notes to Monorails and Satellites (1968)

"I think of myself as a complete mystery. To myself."
Sun Ra, interview with Jennifer Rycenga (1988)

"I never wanted to be a part of planet Earth, but I am compelled to be here, so anything I do for this planet is because the Master-Creator of the Universe is making me do it. I am of another dimension. I am on this planet because people need me."
-- Sun Ra, quoted in a press release by A&M Records (1989)

"Music is a plane of wisdom, because music is a universal language, it is a language of honor, it is a noble precept, a gift of the Airy Kingdom, music is air, a universal existence … common to all the living."
-- Sun Ra, "The Neglected Plane of Wisdom" (1966)

"The outer space beings are my brothers. They sent me here. They already
know my music."
-- Sun Ra

"The light of the future casts the shadows of tomorrow."
-- Sun Ra

"I always say it's not my Arkestra, it belongs to some other force which wants certain things, to reach people."
-- Sun Ra





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