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Sun Ra Arkestra Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen - Live At Babylon album flac Performer: Sun Ra Arkestra
Title: Live At Babylon
Style: Avant-garde Jazz
Released: 2015
Country: Germany
MP3 album: 1601 mb
FLAC album: 1123 mb
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Jazz

Recorded live at Istanbul's Babylon Club in 2014, the full effect of Sun Ra's Arkestra is captured in all its glory with this CD and bonus DVD recording. The Arkestra has been under the direction of nonagenarian Marshall Allen since Sun Ra's death in 1993. Allen, an alto saxophonist and sideman to Ra since the 1950s, has been the keeper of the interstellar flame and face of the Arkestra. His efforts have recruited the amazing talents of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra pianist Farid Barron and singer Tara Middleton, who fills in for the departed June Tyson.

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Since Sun Ra and John Gilmore died, Allen has led the Arkestra, and has recorded two albums as their bandleader. In May 2004, Allen celebrated his 80th birthday on stage with the Arkestra, as part of their performance at the Ninth Vision Festival in New York City. Allen gave other performances on his birthday in 2008 at Sullivan Hall and at Iridium Jazz Club in 2018, both in New York City  .

Sun Ra was one of the greatest and least-known jazz artists of the last four decades, known for his experimental style, cosmic philosophy and theatrical performances, whose influence on diverse musicians is little known to the general public. As a pianist and band leader, his style ranged from retro swing to avant-garde free jazz, and often in the same piece. Sun Ra passed away in 1993. Since 1995, the group have been performing under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen. Allen, as musical director of the band, is now in his 60th year of continuous activity within the Arkestra

Two decades after Sun Ra himself quit this dimension, space is still very much the place for the Arkestra he left behind. This 2014 live set recorded in Istanbul finds the band in potent form, led by the freewheeling alto saxophone of Marshall Allen. Thirties big band swing mixes with bebop, free jazz and cosmic chanting from a band adorned, as the accompanying DVD reveals, in the nattiest evening wear in the universe.

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The Sun Ra Arkestra Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen. Light And Darkness, Theme For Sunny Ray. Прослушать Скачать 03:40. The Sun Ra Arkestra 1956-60 Angels And Demons At Play (1967). 01 Tiny Pyramids (Marshall Allen). Прослушать Скачать 08:26. What's New (1983, "Milan, Zurich, West Berlin, Paris": Sun Ra, Lester Bowie, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, John Golmore, Marshall Allen). Прослушать Скачать 01:26.

The album features an exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra track from the Art Yard archives, the acoustic ‘Trying To Put The Blame On Me’ recorded live in Rome in 1977, along with a previously unreleased Part 1 of ‘Reflects Motion’ from 1962 and an unheard extended version of ‘Island In The Sun’ from the late ‘60s. In The Orbit Of Ra’ is released on 2CD, 2LP and digital formats. Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare and previously unpublished photos by Val Wilmer. This is my favourite Sun Ra album of the moment. Marshall Allen has been tending Ra's flame since his death and Ra would surely be proud of this. It has such a lovely feel to it, like a well constructed studio album dispite the range of years covered.


1 Astro Black 2:31
2 RA # 2 10:00
3 Saturn 8:01
4 Discipline 27B 11:44
5 Stardust 12:24
6 Care Free # 2 10:03
7 Dancing Shadows 11:34
8 Satellites Are Spinning 11:23

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – In+Out Records GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – In+Out Records
  • Copyright (c) – In+Out Records
  • Glass Mastered At – Sony DADC Austria


  • Alto Saxophone – Marshall Allen, Noel Scott
  • Bass – Tyler Mitchell
  • Bassoon – Danny Ray Thompson
  • Congas – Stanley Morgan
  • Directed By – Marshall Allen
  • Drums – Wayne Anthony Smith, Jr.
  • Flugelhorn – Vincent Chancey
  • Guitar – Dave Hotep
  • Percussion – Elson Nascimento, Stanley Morgan
  • Piano – Farid Barron
  • Producer – Frank Kleinschmidt
  • Trombone – Dave Davis
  • Trumpet – Cecil Brooks
  • Violin – Tara Middelton
  • Vocals – Marshall Allen, Noel Scott, Tara Middelton


Limited Deluxe Edition Plus Bonus DVD
Recorded May 21st 2014 at the Babylon Club, Istanbul, Turkey.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Mehmet Uluğ.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 98747 71229 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 - CD): A0102496974-0101 15 A00 Sony DADC
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 - DVD): A0102496989-A912 16 A00 Sony DADC
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 - CD): IFPI L555
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2 - DVD): IFPI L556
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 - CD): IFPI 94V5
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2 - DVD): IFPI 9492
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 07588
  • SPARS Code: DDD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
IOR CD 77122-2 The Sun Ra Arkestra Babylon Live ‎(CD, Album) In+Out Records IOR CD 77122-2 Germany 2015