THE SUN RA ARKESTRA under the direction of Marshall Allen

AGMP presents
THE SUN RA ARKESTRA under the direction of Marshall Allen
**60th Anniversary Concert**

Tickets: https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/sun-ra-arkestra-2016/

£27.50 in advance / Doors 7pm

"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 91 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.

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14 April , Thursday 19:00

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