Elsewhere Art . . . Sun Ra

 |   |  <1 min read

Elsewhere Art . . . Sun Ra

The article this collage accompanied was about a Sun Ra album which ran counter to how many had heard and embraced him, as the spaced out jazz musician heading off to the stars and beyond.

Sun Ra had also lead big bands and knew how to write charts which were blues-based and swinging.

In that, he was closer to Ellington (hence his cameo here) than some prog-rock band.

The album in question was Some Blues But Not the KInd That's Blue from '73 and it probably surprised those who had come to him from that other angle.

And for some reason this art which was used in Real Groove (if I recall) hasn't appeared at Elsewhere since.

Here it is now.

Sun Ra but not the kind that's "Sun Ra" 

For other Art by Elsewhere go here.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Art by Elsewhere articles index

Elsewhere Art . . . Vini Reilly of Durutti Column

Elsewhere Art . . . Vini Reilly of Durutti Column

A few years ago I spent a lot of time listening through to new material and especially reissues by Durutti Column, the UK band lead by singer-guitarist Vini Reilly. I'd heard some of their late... > Read more

Elsewhere Art . . . Robert Graettinger

Elsewhere Art . . . Robert Graettinger

Our on-going WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . pages allows us to introduce unusual artists or albums, and sometimes another view of a familiar name. There are some pretty oddball characters... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

ONE WE MISSED: Umar Zakaria: Fearless Music (usual digital platforms)

ONE WE MISSED: Umar Zakaria: Fearless Music (usual digital platforms)

Elsewhere has occasionally written about the self-marginalisation of New Zealand jazz, notably with regard to the annual New Zealand Music Awards. Many years ago the jazz czars decided to... > Read more

Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan: Times of Maharajas (ARC Music)

Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan: Times of Maharajas (ARC Music)

As the liner notes to this album remind us, the time of the Maharajas was – for the elite of course – a world of opulent palaces and bejeweled kings and courtiers. Musicians would be... > Read more