Sun Ra Arkestra have announced more details for their next album, which is their first since 1999’s A Song for the Sun. The LP is called Swirling and it’s out on October 9 (via Strut). The group has also shared a new version of “Angels and Demons at Play” (the title track to Sun Ra’s 1965 album). Listen below.
Saxophone player Marshall Allen currently leads the Arkestra, the expansive jazz collective that began under the leadership of Sun Ra in the late 1950s. Allen assisted in producing, mixing, and engineering Swirling, which the group recorded in Philadelphia with Jim Hamilton. The band’s longtime baritone sax player and manager Danny Ray Thompson, who died in March at age 72, also appears on Swirling.
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01 Satellites Are Spinning / Lights on a Satellite
02 Seductive Fantasy
04 Angels and Demons at Play
05 Sea of Darkness / Darkness
06 Rocket No. 9
07 Astro Black
08 Infinity / I’ll Wait for You
10 Door of the Cosmos / Say
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