Sun Ra

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1984 Critics Poll

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    Miles Davis is among the artists whose LPs will be sold as part of Record Store Day drops. Legacy will release Double Image: Rare Miles From The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions on Oct. 24.

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    The Strut imprint recently announced a forthcoming album by the Sun Ra Arkestra.

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    Charlie Parker (1920–’55)

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    Trumpeter Lee Morgan (left) is the subject of Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan.

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    ​Vocalist Nona Hendryx performs Feb. 29 during Nona Hendryx and Disciples of Sun Ra in the Temple, an event celebrating the bandleader and keyboardist, which was held in the Sackler Wing of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Christian McBride performs with his band New Jawn at the Chicago Jazz Festival on Aug. 31.

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    Guitarist Nels Cline (left), composer/reedist Anthony Braxton, drummer Greg Saunier and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Ho Bynum recorded Quartet (New Haven) 2014 five years ago. The work only now is being released on Firehouse 12, an imprint based in New Haven, Connecticut.

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    Ambrose Akinmusire and Kris Davis perform in New York at Vision Festival, which ran May 23–28. Akinmusire’s Origami Harvest earned a 5-star rating in DownBeat during 2018.

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    Grant Green (1935–’79) is one of the dozens of artists who are showcased on Record Store Day releases.

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    Among the titles scheduled for release on Record Store Day is saxophonist Ben Webster’s LP Gone With The Wind (ORG Music), which has been long out of print.

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    Rickey Washington (left), Tony Austin, Kamasi Washington and Miles Mosley perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 17.

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    Kamasi Washington will perform at the Pitchfork Music Fest in Chicago, which runs from July 15–17.

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    Sun Ra leads his Arkestra on the 1980 album Sunrise In Different Dimensions, which HatHut is reissuing on vinyl LP.

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    Kamasi Washington (left) and Ryan Porter perform at Where Spaceways Meet: A Night of Spiritual Jazz, part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in Brooklyn on May 8.

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    Marc Ribot (left) and Joe Henry perform at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 1. (Photo: Bill Foster/Big Ears Festival)


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