Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else

by Sun Ra



Four different groups led by Sun Ra are featured on this intriguing if generally ragged set. Although Ra's usual band members of the period appear on most of the cuts (including singer June Tyson, trumpeter Michael Ray, altoist Marshall Allen and tenor saxophonist John Gilmore), this CD also has many musicians one would not expect in this setting during 1988-89: drummer Billy Higgins, trombonist Julian Priester, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, altoist James Spaulding and (briefly out of retirement) trumpeter Tommy Turrentine. The ensembles perform some typically eccentric Ra compositions, including "Stardust for Tomorrow," "Love In Outer Space" and "Hole In the Sky," in bands ranging from four (the unusual quartet of Cherry, Spaulding, Ra and singer Tyson) to 22 pieces. Due to the variety and very interesting personnel, plus many examples of the keyboardist/leader stretching himself, this somewhat obscure effort is easily recommended to Sun Ra collectors.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1993
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661303621
catalogNumber: 613036

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sun Ra   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano
Ahmed Abdullah   Trumpet
Don Cherry   Trumpet,Pocket Trumpet
John Gilmore   Clarinet,Percussion,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Billy Higgins   Drums
Julian Priester   Trombone
James Spaulding   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Turrentine   Trumpet
Marshall Allen   Clarinet,Flute,Percussion,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Fred Adams   Trumpet
Bruce Edwards   Guitar
Evans   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,French Horn
Tyrone Hill   Trombone
Thomas "Bugs" Hunter   Drums
Carl LeBlanc   Guitar
Elson Nascimento   Percussion,Surdo
Eloe Omoe   Percussion,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Contra-alto Clarinet
John Ore   Bass
Rollo Radford   Electric Bass
Michael Ray   Bass,Trumpet,Vocals
Knoel Scott   Percussion,Alto Saxophone
Jaribu Shahid   Bass
Jorge Silva   Percussion,Repique
Tani Tabbal   Vocals
June Tyson   Violin,Vocals
Eric "Samarai Celestial" Walker   Drums
James Jacson   Flute,Percussion,Bassoon,African Drums
Jothan Callins   Trumpet
Earl "Buster" Smith   Drums
Reynold Scott   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Danny Thompson   Flute,Bongos,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

John Snyder   Producer

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