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Down Beat (6/96, p.44) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good/Excellent - "...a sparkling exception to the trend of bland tribute albums....32 bands...pay homage to the diversity and strength of the music and poetry of Ra and the Arkestra, arguing convincingly that Ra's work will stand the test of time....these tracks...true to Ra's spirit, straddle a line between ceremony and circus..."JazzTimes (9/96, pp.111-112) - "The Sun Ra legacy is spreading like solar energy to warm and animate all corners of the cosmos; the covers are worthy of galactic upheavals..."Option (3-4/96, p.130) - "...quite an accomplishment...this double CD concentrates primarily on contributions from Bay Area artists, many of whom are definitely on the wavelength..."80.79163

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Down Beat (5/93, p.37) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...finds [Ra] unbowed in spirit and still incisive on piano and synthesizer....the band is exuberant..."80.50562

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The Wire (p.76) - "[T]his is a joyful amalgam of Ellingtonian swing, percussive nod towards a pan-African inheritance and occasional quirky evocations of an imagined ancient Egypt."70.44242

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Rolling Stone (12/21/00, pp.174-5) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...2 '73 LPs shelved during the chaos of his brief association with the Impulse label....CYMBALS is a bluesy smoker....CRYSTAL SPEARS is a big-band fantasia propelled by an army of percussionists and Ra's Afro-space keys..."Alternative Press (3/01, pp.92-4) - 4 out of 5 - "...Fanatics will surely rejoice....With passionate horn and reed soloists and uniquely textured arrangements the Arkestra are in dramatic form..."The Wire (10/00, p.60) - "...Extraordinary....it's music that doesn't sound much like anything else you might have heard..."JazzTimes (12/00, pp.99-100) - "...Decidedly bluesy....Ra's keyboards dominate the program....a reminder that many of Ra's better albums are simply all over th ecosmic lost, mixing concise, riff-based blowing vehicles with freely formed marathon improvisations..."60.37922

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"[T]his is a suitable place to enroll in his extraordinary space programme." Uncut60.32942

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sublime and bonkers in equal measure, it sounds like Sun Ra remixed by Muslimgauze."0.5719982

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Uncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Femmes could still whip up a filthy storm with their incongruous mix of American gothic, Velvets, Sun Ra and Johnny Thunders..."0.5004984

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JazzTimes (p.60) - "This is a band that swings, and swings hard. Its song selections and performances reminds us of what Sun Ra did so well: He managed to be traditional and pioneering."0.5004984

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CMJ (1/24/00, p.32) - "...a mind-melding blend of jazz, funk and Latin music, forging a sound that's in its own way just as visionary as Sun Ra or John Zorn..."0.5004984

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Magnet (p.100) - "[With] a balanced mix of sweaty garage and the twisting atmospherics of transistor radio, autoharp, gong, Moog, Rhodes, saxophone, Hammond, electronics and turntable."The Wire (p.68) - "[A]n experience somewhere between the Stax Soul Review and Sun Ra's Arkestra, with the liberal addition of rock 'n' roll guitars at every opportunity."0.4289986

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The Wire (12/02, p.69) - "...NUCLEAR WAR is a beauty....Maybe this time around NUCLEAR WAR will finally achieve the crossover success that Sun Ra always predicted for it..."CMJ (11/25/02, p.7) - "...Yo La Tengo has never ceased to surprise with a constantly changing array of genre-bending offerings..."0.4289986

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Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A fascinating two-tenor blowing session from 1957....The greatest delight from this date is the chance to hear the quirkily imaginative Gilmore in a rare setting outside his regular spot with the Sun Ra Arkestra..."0.4289986

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JazzTimes (2/97, p.112) - "...an experimental alternative-music genre, spiced by dollops of hip hop, free jazz and contemporary riffs, approaches that not even Roland Kirk and Sun Ra tried. The sound of this trio from Burlington, VT is nothing like what Grandpappy picked..."0.4289986

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The Wire (p.70) - "[I]t's the repertory material that catches the ear: brilliant versions of Eric Dolphy's 'The Prophet', Ayler's seldom covered 'Love Cry' and Sun Ra's 'Enlightenment', among others."JazzTimes (p.134) - "Vandermark seems extremely comfortable in this particular setting, smoothly shifting from brawny tenor barking to contemplative clarinet musings."0.3574989

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Uncut (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's still a low-budge, kitchen-recorded affair, though such spontaneous transcendence is the essence of what the four-piece does."The Wire (p.55) - "Part Third Ear Band, part Sun Ra Arkestra, The Orchestra have developed their own confident and raucous voice..."0.3574989

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Rolling Stone (2/1/73, p.44) - "...back in the forefront, where he belongs, with an inspired and consistent album containing some of his best intrumental work, compositions and arrangements...an excellent indication of his particular talent at its best..."Q (8/95, pp.150-151) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "Zappa in Sun Ra mode, bulging with epic electric jazz and bogus big-band pomp..."j0.3574989

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JazzTimes (p.59) - "'Klee's Machine' is a modern bop-rooted swing number with room for funk and free blowing."0.2896797

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Down Beat (6/96, p.44) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...Anastasio directs varying combinations of players in open, structured improvisations...Credit Anastasio for defying commercial expectations with this gutsy, freewheeling ensemble effort."Option (7-8/96, p.135) - "...Trey Anastasio is determined to push the proverbial envelope, even if he's not sure where it's going..."Musician (5/96, p.93) - "...[Anastasio] captured some profound stuff, bouncing off manic guitarist Marc Ribot and keyboardist John Medeski, while Sun Ra trumpeter Michael Ray and saxist Marshall Allen turned the trip into a free-jazz-for-all, with admirably fluctuating levels of adrenaline..."0.2859991

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Rolling Stone (3/4/93, p.64) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...The vitality of this group is nothing short of astonishing, and its innovative nature, so radical at the time, now sounds aggressively fresh, even mainstream--a mainstream this outfit helped define..."Spin (2/93, p.78) - "...features a number of Sun Ra's unique vocal numbers mixed with some beautiful slow instrumentals. The great tenor sax of John Gilmore is front and center on this one..."Down Beat (5/93, p.36) - 4 Stars - Very GoodMusician (4/93, p.84) - "...the full-blown colors Ra gets from a mere sextet remain impressive..."0.2859991

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Down Beat (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] materials collide with the pieces' most abstract sound explorations and polyphonic outbursts in an eerily powerful way."JazzTimes (p.104) - "With a lineup that includes Mazurek's bandmates from Isotope 217 and members of Tortoise, the Orchestra creates a powerful work..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's a brilliant ego-free empathy between the musicians that recalls electric Miles and Sun Ra's Arkestra."0.2859991

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JazzTimes (p.121) - "Reid and crew hunker down into a series of rocksteady grooves that sometimes reach toward early-'70s Miles and at other times early Santana..."Harp (magazine) (p.116) - "Reid & Co. evoke an esoteric, circular take on Afrobeat; by taking it back to Africa -- and bringing a laptop with them..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Though this snappy record is essentially jazz-rock by way of African funk, Hebden's inspired electronica additions really take DAXAAR off into Sun Ra-flecked space."0.2859991

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Q (p.144) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey take bits and bobs from jazz's outer reaches....Then they add rock's urgency and focus..."Uncut (p.93) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his fiery collection delivers a commendably cacophonous anarcho-racket somewhere between Sun Ra, John Zorn and Squarepusher."The Wire (p.45) - "[T]he music is played with tremendous energy..... Roachford's amazing drumming rolls along in a freewheeling manner but with syncopation and rock precision."Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Guest singer Alice Grant brings a spiky hauteur to 'Paris', while bassist Tom Herbert and drummer Seb Rochford are dextrous throughout."0.2859991

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The Wire (p.60) - "FRAGEN was made by observing two rules: a strict reliance on improvisation and a palette comprising purely analogue synths."Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "FRAGEN weaves the familiar Eno-inspiring, tech-orchestral ambient textures, plus intense, Sun Ra-ish lunar improv sequences."Uncut (magazine) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir rapport resounds through a brief, beguiling sequence of seven ambient sketches, all eked out from analogue keyboards and rich with the kind of improvisation that isn't trying too hard."0.2859991

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Rolling Stone (3/4/93, p.64) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...Ra's synthesizer work at the dawn of the Seventies on [this album] augered the synth bands that would emerge in the next few years..."Spin (2/93, p.78) - "...joyous...Worth it for Sun Ra's early world on the Minimoog..."Down Beat (5/93, p.37) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...stripped of all conventional references, jazz or otherwise, the music finds a universal groove..."Musician (4/93, p.84) - "...the somewhat more conventional, though always pleasingly eccentric Ra..."0.2859991

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Q (Magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Beal remains attention-grabbing throughout; he growls fast-paced poetry over noisy riffs on 'Swing On Low'..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Beal's vocals shift from Screamin' Jay Hawkins wails to the lo-fi R&B melancholy of Cody Chesnutt, while his clattering snaketimes rhythms summon up the ghosts of Moondog and Sun RA, taking things to another level entirely."0.2859991

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Rolling Stone (6/22/72, p.58) - "...This is music for the astral apocalypse...their sound as well as their message is much closer to Pink Floyd than Black Sabbath, with a little bit of Sun Ra thrown in, even..."-Lester BangsQ (7/96, p.138) - 3 Stars - Good - "...IN SEARCH OF SPACE...held two genuine classics in `You Shouldn't Do That' and `Master Of The Universe'..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/96, p.121) - "...digitally remastered and lovingly repackaged by EMI Premier, [IN SEARCH OF SPACE is] complete with extra tracks and loads of squinty eye memorabilia..."NME (Magazine) (4/27/96, p.51) - "...their own space-metal sound start[s] to emerge and `Master Of The Universe' is one of the greatest cosmic rockers ever..."Uncut (magazine) (p.73) - "The band's second album saw Hawkwind mutate from acoustic Ladbroke Groovers into dystopian sci-fi rockers."0.2502492

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JazzTimes (9/99, p.87) - "...one of the year's more heartening events....[AFTERNOON] features Ragin leading a well-matched quartet....establishes an inviting straight-up feel..."0.2413998

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Rolling Stone (p.72) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "On BLACK RADIO, pianist Robert Glasper heads down the fraught path of hip-hop jazz and gets it right. The 'experiment' spirit pervades the entire album, informing everything from song structures to production."Magnet (p.58) - "[S]eamlessly merging historical and contemporary black musics -- jazz, hip hop, soul, fusion-era Miles Davis and the outer regions of Sun Ra's Afro-Futurism -- into one united radio program."Billboard (p.60) - "[T]he keyboardist/producer/songwriter/bandleader knows no boundaries, deftly incorporating hip-hop, R&B and rock in to a fresh sound that never comes off as trite or forced."Q (Magazine) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Erykah Badu covers Coltrane, Lalah Hathaway takes on Sade, Bowie's 'Letter To Hermione' becomes a rolling jazz samba..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Glasper covers Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. It's an ingenious arrangement, featuring juddering, minimal percussion, spare piano chords and vocoders that soar to the edge of the studiosphere..."0.2144993

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Rolling Stone (p.72) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "On BLACK RADIO, pianist Robert Glasper heads down the fraught path of hip-hop jazz and gets it right. The 'experiment' spirit pervades the entire album, informing everything from song structures to production."Magnet (p.58) - "[S]eamlessly merging historical and contemporary black musics -- jazz, hip hop, soul, fusion-era Miles Davis and the outer regions of Sun Ra's Afro-Futurism -- into one united radio program."Billboard (p.60) - "[T]he keyboardist/producer/songwriter/bandleader knows no boundaries, deftly incorporating hip-hop, R&B and rock in to a fresh sound that never comes off as trite or forced."Q (Magazine) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Erykah Badu covers Coltrane, Lalah Hathaway takes on Sade, Bowie's 'Letter To Hermione' becomes a rolling jazz samba..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Glasper covers Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. It's an ingenious arrangement, featuring juddering, minimal percussion, spare piano chords and vocoders that soar to the edge of the studiosphere..."0.2144993

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