Pat Patrick and the Sun Ra and the Intergalactic Research Arkestra Go to London. Sun Ra.

Pat Patrick and the Sun Ra and the Intergalactic Research Arkestra Go to London

London: Music Now, 1970. 1. 16pp in black and white stapled wraps. 16 x 20 cm; single sheet folded once to make [4] pages. Both printed black on blue stock. Slight tanning to paper, else both items are in very good condition. Though technically a program, only about two pages are dedicated to the list of musicians and one or two to Music Now, the remainder consists of three essays and five poems and is likely to be the first time they appeared in book form outside the US.

2. 16 x 20 cm , Printed black on blue stock, single sheet folded once to make [4] pages. Includes information sheet.

3. Typed letter from Music Now Director Victor Schonfield asking each Arkestra member six autobiographical questions to be included in the final program with Pat Patrick's handwritten responses.

4. List of Arkestra members with names and instruments written in Patrick's hand. Item #40369

This, Sun Ra's first performance in the UK was one of the most spectacular ever held in the country. The show had fire eaters, a golden robed dancer carrying a sun symbol, tornadoes of percussion, eerie cello glissandi, ferocious blasts and tendrils of electronic sound from Sun Ra on Farfisa and Moog organ. Needles to say, it was a triumph for the audience, but posterity lost out as the only recording available has terrible sound quality. John F. Szwed. Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra pages 283-5.

Price: $7,500.00

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