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Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - The Magic City Album

Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - The Magic City Album

Performer: Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra
Title: The Magic City
Style: Free Jazz
Released: 1966
Cat#: LPB - 711
Country: US
Label: Saturn Research
Size MP3 version: 1929 mb
Size FLAC version: 1986 mb
Size WMA version: 2353 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 478
Genre: Jazz

Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - The Magic City Album


1The Shadow World10:55
2Abstract Eye
Timpani – Pat Patrick
3The Magic City
Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis, Harry SpencerKeyboards [Clavioline], Piano – Sun RaPercussion – Roger BlankSoloist – Danny Davis, Harry Spencer, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Pat PatrickTrombone – Ali HassanTrumpet – Walter Miller
4Abstract "I"4:08


  • Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute, OboeMarshall Allen
  • Artwork [Cover Art]William White
  • Baritone Saxophone, FlutePat Patrick
  • BassRonnie Boykins
  • Bass ClarinetRobert Cummings
  • Composed By [Compositions], Arranged BySun Ra
  • Drums [Other]Members Of The Arkestra
  • Flute [Alto]Danny Davis
  • Marimba [Bass], Piano, Timpani [Tympani], Celesta [Electronic], Harp [Sun], Drums [Dragon]Sun Ra (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • PercussionJimhmi Johnson (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Tenor SaxophoneJohn Gilmore
  • TromboneBernard Pettaway (tracks: B1 to B3), Teddy Nance (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • TrumpetChris Capers (tracks: B1 to B3)


Track A1 was recorded in rehearsal in New York City around September 24th, 1965.
Tracks B1 to B3 were recorded live at Olatunji's Loft, New York in the spring of 1965.

Soloists on A in order of appearance:
John Gilmore
Danny Davis
Pat Patrick
Marshall Allen
Harry Spencer

Pat Patrick is credited on the cover with "tympani on Cosmic 'Eye'", but there is no track by that name on this record.

Back cover reads "Sun Ra with his Solar Arkestra".

This version has white Saturn labels and is most likely the first issue. Some copies have promo stamps.

Published by Enterplanetary (cover)
Published by Enterplan (labels)


  • Matrix / Runout (A): B-711-A -BP- Saturn
  • Matrix / Runout (B): B-711-B -BP- Saturn
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Published By – Enterplanetary Koncepts


The Magic City is an album by the American jazz musician Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra. Recorded in two sessions in 1965, the record was released on Ra's own Saturn label in 1966. The record was reissued by Impulse in 1973, and on compact disc by Evidence in 1993. It is part of the Penguin Guide's Core Collection of recommendations. It is notable especially for the title track, on which the Arkestra's range of feelings and sound is expressed in a design that's simply unprecedented in jazz. While it. The Magic City is an aural snapshot of that metamorphic process. Many enthusiasts and scholars consider this to be among Ra's most definitive studio recordings. Although the city in the album's title was thought to have been New York - where the disc was recorded - it is actually Ra's earthly birthplace of Birmingham, AL. Cosmic Myth will reissue Sun Ra's SATURN Records catalog under official license from Sun Ra LLC, comprised of the artist's heirs, using the best available audio sources and meticulous remastering techniques. 1965 was a turbulent year for the Arkestra and its leader, and many consider THE MAGIC CITY a flashpoint for that upheaval. Arkestra drummer Tommy Hunter, quoted in John Szwed's 1997 Ra bio SPACE IS THE PLACE, describes a typical performance of the period: It was like a fire storm coming off the bandstand. Secrets of the Sun - Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Sun Ra & His Arkestra. The Magic City. Virtual Label LLC от. Miles Davis - Bags Groove Full Album Ra And His Solar Arkestra. The Magic City LP, Album, Mono, RE. Saturn Research. LPB711. Vender esta versión. CMR001. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra. The Magic City CD, Album, RE, RM. The Magic City LP, Album, RE, RM. Cosmic Myth Records. CMR-001. ECD 22069-2, ECD 22069. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra. The Magic City CD, Album, RE. Sun Ra & His Arkestra: все альбомы, включая The Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra , The Spirit of Jazz Cosmos Arkestra at WUHY, 1978 , Crystal Spears и другие. 2017 Stereo, Remastered. Discipline 27-II. Thunder of the Gods. Sun Ra and His Arkestra. 2012 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1955. Super-Sonic Jazz. 2012 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1957. The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra. 2012 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1961. Sun Ra & His Solar Myth-Arkestra: The Utter Nots, Strange Worlds, Interpretation и другие песни. The Magic City is ranked 5,233rd in the overall chart, 390th in the 1960s, and 40th in the year 1966. This album is rated in the top 2 of all albums on . The Magic City by Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra Year: 1966 Overall rank: 5,233rd. Average Rating: 79100 from 43 votes. Composed with Sun Ra's hometown of Birmingham, AL in mind, if you just let him take you where he wants to take you, the king of afrofuturistic jazz has got some interesting stuff to say on this project. It's not his best project, but it's one of his most memorable. Or consider a donation. Track List. The Shadow World. Abstract Eye