Sun Ra - Monorails And Satellites: Works for Solo Piano Vols. 1, 2, 3 3xLP
Label: Cosmic Myth
"I have always thought orchestra. I play that way, even when playing the piano." – Sun Ra
Considering the monumental depth of Sun Ra's recorded catalog, there are surprisingly few solo piano albums. Monorails And Satellites: Volumes 1 and 2 were the first commercial LPs of the artist's solo keyboard excursions. Recorded in 1966 and released on his Saturn imprint in 1968, Vol. 1 featured seven idiosyncratic originals and one standard delivered in Sunny's singular manner. Vol. 2, featuring five original compositions, was released the following year. A third volume was recorded but shelved, and this deluxe edition marks its premiere release. Issued on the authorized label of the Sun Ra estate, Cosmic Myth Records, which is known for superbly restored and remastered and annotated titles. Monorails And Satellites is available as a 3xLP tri-gatefold cover with liner notes by renowned jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and historical overviews by jazz historian Ben Young and producer Irwin Chusid.