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Monorails & Satellites: Works for Solo Piano Vol. 1 2 3
  • Artist: Sun Ra
  • Label: Cosmic Myth Records
  • UPC: 881626521724
  • Item #: 2134827X
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 2/1/2019
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Price: $15.44

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Monorails & Satellites: Works for Solo Piano Vol. 1 2 3 on CD

"I have always thought orchestra. I play that way, even when playing the piano." - Sun Ra

Considering the monumental depth of Sun Ra's recorded oeuvre, there are surprisingly few solo piano albums. Monorails and Satellites Volumes 1 and 2 were the first commercial LPs of the artist's solo keyboard excursions.

Recorded in 1966 and released on his Saturn imprint in 1968, Volume 1 featured seven idiosyncratic originals and one standard ("Easy Street") delivered in Sunny's singular manner. Volume 2 was released the following year, and contains five compositions, all originals. A third volume was prepped but shelved, and this deluxe edition marks it's premiere release. As with all Cosmic Myth releases these volumes are superbly mastered, and are available as a deluxe 2xCD or 3xLP tri-gatefold cover with copious liners notes by renown American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and additional overviews by jazz historian Ben Young and producer Irwin Chusid.