Sun Ra / Piano Recital: Teatro La Fenic
Album: Piano Recital: Teatro La Fenic   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sun Ra   Added:Dec 2003
Label:Golden Years of New Jazz  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-01-19 Pull Date: 2004-03-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 7 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25
Airplays: 3 2 1 2 2 3

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-22
A solo piano session, showing off Sun Ra's deep love of traditional jazz, although it veers into spacey territory quite a bit. Some nice old standards, some Ra originals, a couple of improvisations. The fun part is that, at a casual listen, you can't always tell which are which. Every track is great.

1*- Stormy improv with some nice jazz moments and some ferocious low-note thumping
2- Rolling and bluesy
3- Snappy boogie-woogie
4*- Classic Ra piece w/cool low-note riff, lots of fooling around
5- Mid/fast splashy; includes a big loud stormy bit
6*- Happy struttin' blues, not much weirdness
7*- Dark, scattery, even violent. Turns into a jaunty standard.
8- Soulful Sun Ra song w/vocals. Pretty.
9- Jittery jazz feel, with low loud explosions later
10- Regal ballroom jazz, shifts thorough multiple moods
11*- Grand midtempo; gets into a very pretty two-chord pattern

Track Listing
1. Free Improvisation   6. St. Louis Blues
2. Blues   7. Penthouse Serenade
3. Love in Outer Space   8. Angel Race
4. Outer Spaceways Inc.   9. Free Improvisation
5. Take the "A" Train   10. Honeysuckle Rose
  11. Friendly Galaxy/ ...