8 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.”

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