Standards [Vinyl]

Format: Vinyl
Release Date: 8/16/2019
Label: ORG Music
Availability: In Stock

Sun Ra, the extraordinary, outlandish, and sometimes controversial pianist, is often described as an "acquired taste", with a massive and diverse catalog. This release is a good place to start for uninitiated or dismissive listeners. The album showcases Ra's grounding in the jazz tradition, with unique takes on standards like "Time After Time," "Easy to Love," and "But Not for Me". Not unordinary for Sun Ra, the recording process was informal; "Can This Be Love?" was recorded in his Chicago apartment in 1955; he is accompanied only by the great Wilbur Ware on bass. The other five tracks, which feature, among others, Ra's longtime associate John Gilmore on tenor saxophone, were recorded at the Choreographer's Workshop rehearsal space in 1962 and 1963.

1. Can This Be Love
Length: 06:06
2. Sometimes I'm Happy
Length: 06:48
3. Time After Time
Length: 03:33
4. Easy to Love
Length: 03:29
5. Keep Your Sunny Side Up
Length: 03:37
6. But Not for Me
Length: 06:43
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 30:16
UPC: 711574884711