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THE SUN RA ARKESTRA under the direction of MARSHALL ALLEN

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THE SUN RA ARKESTRA under the direction of MARSHALL ALLEN

  • 16 aug 2018
  • 19:00h (BST) Europe/London
  • From £27.50
  • Union Chapel, London show map
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AGMP presents THE SUN RA ARKESTRA under the direction of Marshall Allen

"One of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" - New York Times

"The missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" - Rolling Stone

Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music until his death in 1993.

The Sun Ra Arkestra still perform today under the direction of long-time Sun Ra collaborator and alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen who is 92 years old this year. The Big Band play fully dressed in intergalactic garb influenced by the spirit of Ancient Egypt and will perform a selection of Sun Ra classics.

Gilles Peterson has just compiled a selection of Sun Ra Arkestra tracks for Strut Records.

  • Date: Thursday 16th of August of 2018
  • Doors: 7:00pm
  • Venue: Union Chapel | Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN
  • Tickets: General Admission £27,50 + booking fees.

 

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