Sun Ra Arkestra
The legendary Sun Ra Arkestra isn’t so much an ensemble as it is an ideology passed on from generation to generation. Founder Sun Ra (visionary pianist, poet, electronica pioneer and composer Herman Blount), derived from the planet Saturn, built a unique universe where jazz and spirituality converged. Marshall Allen, involved in Sun Ra since 1958, took over the lead after the death of Sun Ra in 1993. Under Allen’s guidance, the Arkestra continues to ascend towards parts unknown.