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Sun Ra - College Tour Volume One: The Complete Nothing Is...
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In digipak with liner notes
remastered from the original tapes
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In 1966 Bernard Stollman sent Sun Ra and his Arkestra, along with audio engineer David B. Jones on a tour of five New York Colleges. When they returned, just 39 mintues of music was chosen to be released as the original ESP 1045 "Nothing Is...". 44 years later, after extensive research, producer and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson has pieced together the missing parts of the infamous New York College Tour. Recorded on May 18th 1966 at St. Lawrence University in Potsdam, NY, this illuminating document represents the full 70 minute first set, of which ESP 1045 "Nothing Is..." was taken, including an introduction by ESP alum Burton Greene. In addition, producer Michael D. Anderson has uncovered a partial second set from the same evening and some rare rehearsal footage recorded during a sound check before the concert. With over 90 minutes of additional material, this two disc set allows a close up look at the band's repertoire and sound over an entire evening, including the rarely performed State Street and alternate versions of Theme Of The Stargazers and The Second Stop Is Jupiter. Remasted from the original tapes and presented in superb quality, College Tour Volume One is a vivid snapshot of the mid-sixties Ra and his intergalactic band.


Sun Ra: piano
John Gilmore: tenor sax
Marshall Allen: alto sax
Pat Patrick: baritone sax
Robert Cummings: baritone clarinet
Teddy Nance: trombone
Ali Hassan: trombone
Clifford Jarvis: drums
Ronnie Boykins: bass, tuba
James Jackson: log drum, flute
Carl Nimrod: sun horn, gong

Track Listing

Disk One
1. Burton Green Introduction
2. Sun Ra And His Band From Outer Space
3. The Shadow World  
4. Interpolation  
5. The Satellites Are Spinning  
6. Advice to Medics  
7. Velvet  
8. Space Aura  
9. The Exotic Forest  
10. Theme of the Star Gazers  
11. Outer Space Ways Incorporated  
12. Dancing Shadows  
13. Imagination  
14. The Second Stop Is Jupiter  
15. The Next Stop Mars  
Disk Two
1. The Satellites Are Spinning  
2. Velvet  
3. Interplanetary Chaos  
4. Theme of the Star Gazers #2  
5. The Second Stop Is Jupiter #2  
6. We Travel the Spaceways  
7. Nothing Is  
8. Is Is Eternal  
9. State Street  
10. The Exotic Forest #2  

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