Insane groove, certainly not for everyone. Lanquidity is quite different from Sun Ra’s earlier recordings, released in 1978, in the sense that it is more of a fusion inspired album. His Arkestra’s rhythm section is settling into a steady groove on each of the lengthy tracks, while horns, reeds, guitars, and Sun Ra’s keyboards solo in overlapping patterns on top. Dig it!
Sun Ra (Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony’r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player.
“Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra was probably the most controversial,” critic Scott Yanow said, because of Sun Ra’s eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the “Angel Race” and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona using “cosmic” philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism.