Sun Ra – Disco 3000 [COSMOALIENS111]

You can count on Art Yard to replenish our jazz charts with the very best material from the great Sun Ra, whether that’s them putting out previously unreleased material or simply reissuing some of their already excellent material. This time, we have a tidy repress of the mythical “Disco 3000”, cited by many as Ra’s nuttiest piece of work or, in fact, a segment of music which totally made – and arguably finished – the free jazz sound. It’s a ride – if you haven’t heard it already then pounce on it! On the B-side, the magnificent “Third Planet/Friendly Galaxy/Dance Of The Cosmos-Aliens” is pure heaven for all those with an itch for some innovative drum machine patterns, as Ra goes further than anyone else ever did with some drums, organ and…are those effects? Legendary stuff!

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Sun Ra – Disco 3000 [COSMOALIENS111]

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Journey In Satchidananda / Blue Nile [GOND12001]

Originally isused back in 2015 and now selling for silly money on Discogs and Ebay, Gondwana Records is announcing the re-release of Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra’s tribute to Allice Coltrane / Journey in Satchidananda and Blue Nile. Featuring Matthew Halsall trumpet, Lisa Mallett flute, Rachael Gladwin harp, Taz Modi piano, Gavin Barras bass, Gaz Hughes drums and Nat Birchall percussion and recorded at the legendary Maida Vale Studios.

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Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Journey In Satchidananda / Blue Nile [GOND12001]