SUN RA: Untitled Recordings
A recording of one-time grouping of Sun Ra, John Gilmore, Milford Graves, Andrew Cyrille and Don Moye in Brooklyn, 1985, plus two long rehearsal tapes made at the Arkestra's house in 1978. The second rehearsal tape is pretty wonderful, with Ra explaining and singing along while the band finds its way to the centre of the songs. Ra was something of a visionary and seems to have recorded at every opportunity. Sometimes it's discarded material, like this, which turns out to be really precious. An important addition to the already massive archive.