The Sun Ra Arkestra
Age restriction 8+
Compton Terrace, Islington N12XD London
Starts Thursday, 17/11/16 13:59
THE SUN RA ARKESTRA
under the direction of Marshall Allen
All Ages (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
"One of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" -New York Times
"The missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" -Rolling Stone
Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn,Sun Raled his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music until his death in 1993.
The Sun Ra Arkestrastill perform today under the direction of long-timeSun Racollaborator and alto-saxophonistMarshall Allenwho is 92 years old this year. The Big Band play fully dressed in intergalactic garb influenced by the spirit of Ancient Egypt and will perform a selection ofSun Raclassics.
Gilles Petersonhas just compiled a selection ofSun Ra Arkestratracks forStrut Records.
Ticket limit per person 8
(inc. GBP 2.85 fees)
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