These recordings are rich with content. They are expressions of a level of communication that hardly exists in the human experience in any form, let alone musically. We are lucky to have these conversations documented.
On a side note: The Improvising Artists Inc. small catalogue of releases is flush with rare gems. Sun Ra has an album of solo piano. Not only is this album great, it is rare to hear Sun Ra without his Arkestra, and even when he's performing with his ensemble, he tends to leave the soloing to the rest of his band. The label also sports a two totally badass logo designs, only one of which I have the time to find online:
I don't know about you, but I think that would be a great tattoo ;)
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