January 19, 2016

Sun Ra - Monorails And Satellites (1966)


I am pretty sure that this is the only studio album of solo Sun Ra on acoustic piano...and what a treat it is! He is angular while illustrative and I think he's even more complete of a player when it comes to this setting than Cecil Taylor. Like Monk on the next level, he doesn't add weirdness on top of beauty, he conveys breathtaking images and atmospheres within his oddities. A one-of-a-kind, cozy album that is good for late-night listening and must have for anyone trying to digest the Sun Ra experience.