Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra

MY Brother The Wind, Vol. I (Expanded Edition) MY Brother The Wind, Vol. I (Expanded Edition)

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My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1 captures Afrofuturist visionary Sun Ra's initial 1969 encounter with the Moog synthesizer. The album has been meticulously remastered from archival session tapes and includes rare and previously unreleased studio material.

Recorded in 1969 and self-released by Sun Ra in 1970 on his independent Saturn label, My Brother the Wind is one of several albums that showcase Ra's initial reckonings with the then-recently introduced Moog synthesizer. Although the Astro Infinity Arkestra is credited on the original Saturn LP sleeve, only three sidemen were on the session—reed players Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, and Danny Davis, with Moog performance pioneer Gershon Kingsley serving as synth programmer and technical consultant.  The original 1970 Saturn release featured four tracks, which are included on disc 1 of this two-LP remastered edition. Disc 2, side A features the complete tracking session of Ra's Moog-centric single "The Perfect Man," with three full takes of the title, including two previously unissued versions. Side B of disc 2 features the monumental 18-minute "Space Probe," an outrageously freewheeling Ra solo work recorded on a Moog (or two) around the same time. 

The remastered LP and CD editions include liner notes by Moog historian Brian Kehew. Technical notes are provided by jazz historian Ben Young, who also restored and remastered the album with Joe Lizzi.

Album Details

Artist

Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra

Album Title

MY Brother The Wind, Vol. I (Expanded Edition)

Street Date

08/11/2017

Order Due Date

07/14/2017

Discount

5% (ends 08/17/2017)

Genre

Jazz

Label

Cosmic Myth Records

Parent Label

Virtual Label Group

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

881626608326

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

CMR002

Album Details

Artist

Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra

Album Title

MY Brother The Wind, Vol. I (Expanded Edition)

Street Date

11/10/2017

Order Due Date

10/13/2017

Genre

Jazz

Label

Cosmic Myth Records

Parent Label

Virtual Label Group

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP31

UPC

881626608319

Box Lot

26

Catalog #

CMR002LP