2019 Sun Ra Celebration (live)

by Sun Ra, Interference Series, Eric Nakamoto

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Planet Earth 09:21


ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS ALBUM WILL BE DONATED TO THE "Black Lives Matter Global Network"! secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

This album was created from the live performance on 4/27/19 of the Interference Series' annual Sun Ra Celebration AKA Sun Ra Earthly Arrival Party that the organization curates every spring in Flagstaff, AZ.

With all the work going on in this moment, we felt motivated to share this with you. Pay what you can, enjoy the music, and help support social justice in art and life.

For much of his career, Sun Ra led The Arkestra, an ensemble with an ever-changing name and line-up. Born Herman “Sonny” Blount in Birmingham, Alabama, Sun Ra claimed to have come from Saturn. His playful but serious perspective on how to radically shift peoples’ consciousness in the face of racism and other oppression has been influential to generations of artists.


released June 5, 2020

released June 5, 2020
Thanks to the support of the NAU Honors College, School of Music, and College of Arts and Letters, as well as the support of John Schiek

All music and words composed by Sun Ra unless otherwise noted
Ensemble Leader and arrangements by Eric Nakamoto
Original album image by Oliver Barrett oliverbarrett.com

Eric Nakamoto (bass & leader/arrangements)
John White (vocals, percussion)
Jeremy Schroeder (trumpet)
Andy Grieder (alto sax)
Braelynne Hermreck (tenor sax)
Jason Syracuse (tenor sax)
Mike Ceska (guitar)
Marshall Crocker (guitar)
Alex Wilson (keyboards)
Greg McAllister (percussion, voice)
Ricardo Guthrie (voice)
Euen Brosseau (percussion)
Rob Wallace (percussion, voice)

Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.


Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.



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Nonessential Records is the subsidiary record label and archival recording project under the Interference Series based in Flagstaff, Arizona. The label aims to record and produce high-quality sonic objects, in both physical and digital formats, of featured artists in the Interference Series throughout its season's programing and beyond. ... more

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