Interstellar Low Ways (Remastered 2014) [feat. John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Marshall Allen & James Spaulding]
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
||Onward||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||3:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Somewhere in Space||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Interplanetary Music No. 1||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||2:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Interstellar Low Ways (Stereo)||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||8:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Space Loneliness||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||4:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Space Aura||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||3:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rocket Number Nine Take Off for the Planet Venus||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||6:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
|BookletDigital Booklet - Interstellar Low Ways||Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra||--||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Featuring material recorded in Chicago between 1957 and 1960, Interstellar Low Ways was originally released as Rocket Number Nine Take Off for the Planet Venus in 1966 and reissued with the current title in 1969. The bandleader was already looking to go beyond the relatively straight (for him) bebop, R&B, and blues he sometimes played during this era, aiming to create an outward-looking type of jazz that featured more original playing and tribal rhythmic underpinnings. “Somewhere in Space” and “Interstellar Low Ways” (featuring Marshall Allen and Pat Patrick on flute) are galaxies away from Ra’s more conventional swing or bop. The band members are also called upon for segments of chanting, as they do on “Rocket Number Nine” and “Interplanetary Music No. 1,” adding to the material's overall exotic feel. This isn’t to say that Ra left the old ways behind, with “Space Loneliness” being an exceptional blues and “Space Aura” a driving hard-bop gem that highlights the horn section's strengths. This is also all remastered from original source tapes using 24-bit transfers.