Sun Ra & His Arkestra – In The Orbit Of Ra [ARTYARD033]
Marshall Allen is probably the best person available on Earth to curate a 2-disc anthology of Sun Ra & The Arkestra – Sun Ra’s discography is one of the biggest ever made, varying widely in style and quality throughout—especially recording quality. An intimately familiar guide like Allen is a huge help in navigating the output. Comprehensive curation is direly needed for Sun Ra’s music, poetry, philosophy etcetera. A 20-disc anthology with a 200-page book would be suitable. This is a good start. If culture survives into the 22nd century, there will probably be college courses taught on Sun Ra because 20 years after his death he’s still ahead of our time.