Sun Ra ‎– Space Is The Place

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A Space Is The Place
Baritone Saxophone – Danny Thompson*Bass – Pat PatrickBass Clarinet – Eloe OmoeOrgan [Space] – Sun RaVocals [Space Ethnic] – Akh Tal Ebah, Cheryl Banks, John Gilmore, Judith Holton, June Tyson, Ruth Wright
21:14
B1 Images
Bass – Pat PatrickPiano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Akh Tal Ebah, Lamont McClamb
6:15
B2 Discipline 33
Flute – Danny Davis, Danny Thompson*, Eloe Omoe, Marshall AllenOrgan [Space] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Lamont McClamb
4:50
B3 Sea Of Sound
Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickDrums – Lex HumphriesFlugelhorn [Fugelhorn] – Akh Tal EbahOrgan [Space] – Sun RaPercussion – Russell Branch, Stanley MorganTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrumpet – Lamont McClamb
7:42
B4 Rocket Number Nine
Bass Clarinet – Eloe OmoeOrgan [Space] – Sun RaVocals [Space Ethnic] – Cheryl Banks, Danny Thompson*, John Gilmore, Judith Holton, June Tyson, Pat Patrick, Ruth Wright
2:50

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This was the first issue for 'Space is The Place'.

Recorded October 19th 1972 at Streeterville Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois.

Mixed at Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California.

Gatefold inner cover contains poems from the book "The Immeasurable Equation" by Sun Ra.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QUAD BTS 41 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Quad) Blue Thumb Records QUAD BTS 41 US 1973 Sell This Version
BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Thumb Records, The Verve Music Group BTS 41, 06007 53627631 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
JPR049 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Jackpot Records (3) JPR049 US 2018 Sell This Version
IMP 12492, 051 249-2 Sun Ra Space Is The Place(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12492, 051 249-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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September 5, 2007
This is one of those Free-Jazz albums I can only listen to when I'm in a certain mood. I don't 100% like it but I listen to mainly because it's Sun Ra and it represents a good point in Impulse's history. I think.
The title track is a great 21+ minute piece featuring a large barrage of different instruments happening at once. It settles for a bit and then kicks up again. This occurs about 3 times during the track. The think I like most about is Sun Ra's own Organ play, making the high pitched "Space Laser" sounds. It just puts you more into the mood. The other 4 tracks are fairly different. Images could have been pulled of a Coltrane album and most wouldn't have notice. I personally love how this album ends with the track Rocket Number Nine. An awesome short piece that take you back home. It sounds a bit comical too.
I am very picky when it comes to free-jazz and although I don't like this album as much as some others on Impulse it always gets played simply cause it was a personal turning point in my jazz collection.