Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy/Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow

Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy/Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow

by Sun Ra


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There has always been some controversy revolving around Sun Ra, but few of his albums ever generated more discussion than Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy, which covers half the 12 numbers on this two-LP, single-disc outing. Ra played "astro space organ," and the array of swirling tones, funky licks and smashing rhythms, aided and abetted by John Gilmore on bass clarinet, Marshall Allen on oboe, and arrangements that sometimes had multiple horns dueling in the upper register and other times pivoting off careening beats, outraged those in the jazz community who thought Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane had already taken things too far.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/1992
Label: Evidence
UPC: 0730182203622
catalogNumber: 22036
Rank: 39075

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sun Ra   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Drums,Gong,Harp,Clavecin,Track Performer,Clavoline,Clavioline,Spiral Percussion Gong
John Gilmore   Bass Clarinet,Drums,Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Thornton   Trumpet
Marshall Allen   Drums,Oboe,Alto Saxophone,Stick,Bells
Ronnie Boykins   Bass
Clifford Jarvis   Percussion,Drums
Robert Cummings   Bass Clarinet
Ali Hassan   Trombone
Thomas "Bugs" Hunter   Percussion,Drums
John Ore   Bass
Pat Patrick   Clarinet,Flute,Drums,Baritone Saxophone
Manny Smith   Trumpet
C. Scoby Stroman   Drums
James Jacson   Flute,Drums
James "Ham" Jackson   Flute,Log Drums
Danny Davis   Flute,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Marshall Allen   Contributor
Alton Abraham   Producer
Jerry Gordon   Producer,Reissue Producer
Sun Ra   Liner Notes,Artwork,Cover Art
Thomas Vilot   Art Direction
Michael Shore   Liner Notes
Henry Dumas   Liner Notes
Richard Pedreguera   Artwork,Cover Art
Juli Hittner Vitello   Art Direction
Ihnfinity Inc.   Producer

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