The Sun Ra Arkestra

The Sun Ra Arkestra

Profile:
U.S. free-jazz ensemble that emerged during the mid-'50s. Initially centered around Sun Ra for almost 40 years, the Arkestra went through various incarnations and is still active currently under the leadership of Marshall Allen.

Note: Please use The Sun Ra Arkestra as PAN for all releases involving the Arkestra.
These few exceptions are not ANVs of the Arkestra and are PANs in their own right: The Sun Ra All Stars, Sun Ra Sextet, Sun Ra Quartet.
For Sun Ra's solo recordings (such as piano jazz, poetry, or spoken word), use Sun Ra.

Current lineup:
Marshall Allen - alto saxophone, flute, EVI - joined in 1958
Charles Davis - tenor saxophone - joined in 1955
Michael Ray - trumpet, vocals - joined in 1978
Fred Adams - trumpet - joined in 1982
Knoel Scott - alto saxophone - joined in 1979
Vincent Chancey - french horn - joined in 1976
Cecil Brooks - trumpet
Danny Ray Thompson - flute, baritone sax, alto sax, bassoon - joined in 1967
Abshalom Ben Shlomo - alto sax, clarinet - joined in 1970
Rey Scott - baritone saxophone - joined in 1988
Dave Davis - trombone - joined in 1997
Elson Nascimento - percussion - joined in 1988
Craig Holiday Haynes - drums - joined in 1980
D. Hotep - guitar - joined in 2000
Yahya Abdul-Majid - tenor saxophone - joined in 1980
Kash Killion - cello - joined in 1989
Bill Davis - bass - joined in 1962
Tyler Mitchell - bass - joined in 1985
Juini Booth - bass - joined in 1967
Farid Abdul-Bari Barron - piano
James Stewart - tenor - joined in 2011
Craig Harris - trombone
Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. - drums
Tara Middleton - voice, percussion, violin
Atakatune (Stanley Morgan) - conga, timbal - joined in 1972
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Members:
Absholom Ben Shlomo, Ahmed Abdullah, Akh Tal Ebah, Al Evans, Alan Silva, Alex Blake (2), Ali Hassan, Alvin Fielder, Alzo Wright, Art Jenkins, Arthur Hoyle, Atakatune, Augustus Browning, Avreeayl Ra, Ben Henderson (2), Bernard Pettaway, Bill Davis (5), Bill Fielder, Bo Bailey, Bob Cunningham, Bruce Edwards (2), C. Scoby Stroman, Calvin Newborn, Carl LeBlanc, Cecil Brooks, Charles Davis (2), Charles Stephens, Cheryl Banks, Chris Capers, Chris Henderson (5), Clifford Jarvis, Clifford Thornton, Craig Harris (3), Craig Haynes, Curt Pulliam, Dale Williams (2), Damon Choice, Danny Davis, Danny Ray Thompson, Dave Davis (8), Dave Hotep, David Young (2), Disco Kid, Don Mumford, Earl "Buster" Smith, Eddie Gale, Eddie Thomas (2), Eloe Omoe, Elson Nascimento, Emmett McDonald, Eric Walker, Eugene Brennan, Everett Turner, Farid Barron, Fred Adams, Gene Easton, George Hudson, Gloristeena Knight, Hakim Rahim, Hayes Burnett, Hobart Dotson, India Cooke, James Jacson, James Scales, James Stewart (6), Jim Herndon, Jimmy Johnson (2), John Gilmore, John Goldsmith, John Ore, Jon Hardy (5), Jothan Callins, Judith Holton, Juini Booth, Julian Priester, June Tyson, Kash Killion, Kenny Williams (3), Kiane Zawadi, Lamont McClamb, Larry Bright, Larry Northington, Laurdine Patrick, Lex Humphries, Lucious Randolph, Luqman Ali, Marshall Allen, Marvin "Bugalu" Smith, Math Samba, Matthew Brown (4), Michael Anderson (2), Michael Ray, Mobarak Mahmoud, Nate Pryor, Nimrod Hunt, Noel Scott, Phil Cohran, Randall Murray, Reg McDonald, Reynold Scott, Richard Williams (4), Robert Barry (2), Robert Cummings, Robert Underwood, Roger Aralamon Hazoumé, Roger Blank, Rollo Radford, Ronnie Boykins, Ronnie Brown (2), Russell Branch, Ruth Wright, Skeeter McFarland, Steve Clarke, Sun Ra, Tani Tabbal, Taylor Richardson (2), Teddy Nance, Tommy Hunter, Tony Bethel, Tyler Mitchell, Tyrone Hill, Verta Grosvenor, Victor Sproles, Vincent Chancey, Walter Miller, Wayne Anthony Smith, Jr., Wayne Harris, Wilburn Green, William Brister, William Cochran (2), Yahya Abdul-Majid
Variations:
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The Sun Ra Arkestra Discography

Albums

Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Super-Sonic Jazz (Album) El Saturn Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Sun Ra* Jazz By Sun Ra Vol. 1 (Album) Transition Sweden 1957 Sell This Version
Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Jazz In Silhouette (Album) El Saturn Records, El Saturn Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Sun Ra* The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (Album) Savoy Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra* When Sun Comes Out (Album) Saturn Research US 1963 Sell This Version
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra* Fate In A Pleasant Mood (Album) Saturn Research US 1965 Sell This Version
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra* Secrets Of The Sun (Album) El Saturn Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Sun Ra* The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. I (Album) ESP Disk US 1965 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Art Forms Of Dimensions Tomorrow (Album) Saturn Research US 1965 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Featuring John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Charles Davis (2) Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Featuring John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Charles Davis (2) - Visits Planet Earth (Album) Saturn Records (22) US 1966 Sell This Version
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra* The Magic City (Album) Saturn Research US 1966 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* When Angels Speak Of Love (Album) El Saturn Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Other Planes Of There (Album) El Saturn Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Sun Ra* The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Volume 2 (Album) ESP Disk US 1966 Sell This Version
Sun Ra* Nothing Is... (Album) ESP Disk US 1966 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* Interstellar Low Ways (Album) El Saturn Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Strange Strings (Album) Saturn Research, Saturn Research US 1967 Sell This Version
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra* We Travel The Space Ways (Album) El Saturn Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra* Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy (Album) Saturn Research US 1967 Sell This Version
The Sun Ra Arkestra Angels And Demons At Play (Album) El Saturn Records US 1967 Sell This Version
LeRoi Jones / Le Sun Ra* LeRoi Jones / Le Sun Ra* - A Black Mass (Album) Jihad Productions US 1968 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And The Arkestra* Sound Of Joy (Album) Delmark Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra* The Nubians Of Plutonia (Album) Saturn Research US 1969 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Atlantis (Album) Saturn Research US 1969 Sell This Version
Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* Sound Sun Pleasure!! (Album) El Saturn Records, El Saturn Records, El Saturn Records US 1970 Sell This Version