Intro / Let's Jump Right Into It!

Big, big ups to Rahdu for allowing me to add my two cents into yet another landmark in Birmingham’s music scene – Bamalovesoul!

Hmmm let’s see, I’ll be posting some vinyl (and digital) discoveries, a dj mix every now and then, some exclusive releases and remixes and the occasional meditation and musing on the music tip….

…with that being said, I figured I would start things off with a giant in Birmingham’s jazz history, the incomparable, intergalactic, sonic traveller, Sun Ra and the Lanquidity album. Born
Herman “Sonny” Poole Blount, ( May 22, 1914-May 30, 1993) Sun Ra was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet, and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy”, musical compositions and performances(wiki). This particular album, a favorite of beat heads (aka producers/ beat makers/composers), is what I prefer to call an introduction to Sun Ra for those that can’t quite get their heads around the avant-garde jazz that he is so well known for. Lanquidity is a Sun Ra rarity, blending funk and straight ahead jazz, often labeled “fusion” by some writers and critics. There is so much to say about this man and his legacy, that I’ll just let the music do the talking. Stay tuned for more Sun Ra and his Arkestra on this blog in the future.

Check out the tune “Twin Stars Of Thence”

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