The Space Music of Sun Ra and His Space ARKestra. Sun Ra, Laurdine "Pat" Patrick.

The Space Music of Sun Ra and His Space ARKestra

[NY]: NP, [1968]. 8.5 by 11 inches printed in red and yellow; some minor loss to the top edge, light creases from folding else a very good example.

On the rear Pat Patrick has written in pencil what amounts to his curriculum vitae up to the date of the show at Carnegie Hall:

Came from a Musical family/ Father played trumpet/ Mother sang & danced/ First just piano/ 2nd trumpet/ 3rd drums/

*Studies clar & sax in high school 1946& 7 & bass in college/ *Began studying & playing with Sun Ra 1950/

Played with top names in jazz/ *Duke Ellington Eddie Haywood/ *Nat Cole * Quincy Jones/ Pearl Bailey *James Moody/ Buddy De Franco

*Worked with Mongo Santamaria 1961 to 63
* " " ? 1963 to 66

* Wrote for first off B'Way Play " The Strong Breed"/ by Wole Soyinka last year.

Currently playing with Latin and Jazz Groups/ While still working and studying with Sun Ra/ Who has 21 LPs released on Saturn, ESP, Delmark & Savoy/ & does two concerts at Carnegie Hall this month/ 12th and 13th.

Provenance upon request. Item #37265

Sun Ra's two night stand at Carnegie Hall in April of 1968 was the brainchild of the producer George F. Schutz who wanted to bring East Village Culture up town in a big way and went all out with the advertising of what was a massive production that included dancers and a light show by the Pablo light Company along with a simulcast on the Voice of America Network. Unfortunately, both nights were sparsely attended, attracting crowds of under 500 and garnering a bad review from the previously enthusiastic jazz critic John S. Wilson along with the New Yorker chiming in "It wasn't a good movie, and it wasn't a good concert, and it wasn't good Dadaism. It wasn't even an adept put-on".

John F. Szwed. Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra pages 253-4.

Price: $5,000.00

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