Monday, January 11, 2010

Sun RA - Blue Delight 1989

Sun RA - Blue Delight 1989
SP 5260


Blue Delight is a great late-period Arkestra recording, notable for several reasons: 1. This is a very large, impeccably recorded Arkestra featuring special guests Tommy Turrentine and Don Cherry AND a number of Arkestra alumni returning for the date. 2. Although synthesizers are present, the majority of Ra's solos are on piano. 3. John Gilmore solos on nearly every cut. 4. The band swings mightily from start to finish. Blue Delight also features a program of a handful of standards mixed with Ra originals that don't head too far into outer space. Although this recording is out of print, it is well-worth seeking out.
By Sean Westergaard, All Music Guide.
John Ore- (Bass),
Sun Ra- (Synthesizer),(Piano),
Danny Thompson- (Bongos),(Baritone Sax),(Flute),
Tyrone Hill- (Trombone),
Knoel Scott- (Sax (Alto),
James Jacson- (Percussion),(Bassoon),
Marshall Allen- (Oboe),(Alto Sax),(Flute),(Clarinet),
John Gilmore- (Percussion),(Tenor Sax),(Clarinet),
Bruce Edwards- (Guitar),
Knoel Scott- (Percussion),
Eloe Omoe- (Alto Sax ), (Percussion),
Billy Higgins- (Drums),
Julian Priester- (Trombone),
James Jacson- (Flute),
Tommy Turrentine- (Trumpet),
Eloe Omoe- (Bass Clarinet),(Contra-Alto Clarinet),
Al Evans- (Flugelhorn),(French Horn),
Ahmed Abdullah- (Trumpet),
Elson Nascimento- (Percussion),
Fred Adams- (Trumpet),
Earl "Buster" Smith- (Drums),
Carl LeBlanc- (Guitar)
A1. Blue Delight   11:09
A2. Out of Nowhere   5:26
A3. Sunrise   11:48
A4. Nashira   4:09
B1. They Dwell on Other Planes   14:41
B2. Gone With the Wind   5:50
B3. Your Guest Is as Good as Mine   5:50
B4. Days of Wine and Roses   6:58


  1. please if you have ,can you give some art tatum lp rips...the cds I have does not sound good due to over mastering..
    Thank you

  2. no problem,
    gimme some time,
    i will put up the art tatums