Jazz in Silhouette (Remastered 2014)
Sun Ra and His Arkestra
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||Enlightenment (Stereo)||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||5:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Saturn||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Velvet (Stereo)||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ancient Aiethopia (Stereo)||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||9:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hours After (Stereo)||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Horoscope||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Images (In a Mirror)||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||3:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blues at Midnight||Sun Ra and His Arkestra||11:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Jazz in Silhouette effectively culminates Sun Ra's more conventional bop and swing era, before his interstellar travels in the ‘60s. The loping classic “Enlightenment” makes its recording debut here before becoming a live staple. Much more versatile than many give him credit for, the bandleader tips his hat to Mary Lou Williams on the tightly scripted “Horoscope,” leans toward tribal exotica on “Ancient Aiethopia,” does brassy big-band swing on “Hours After,” and pushes hard on the driving “Blues at Midnight.”
Essential Jazz Album
For those of you that have heard it, and love it, this is an excellent sounding version of this release. For those that love Jazz, and are wondering where to start with Sun Ra, this would be one of the 5 titles to start with. If you have 5 star classics like Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" or John Coltrane "Giant Steps" in your collection, you need to have this release too.