Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen

Sun Ra was a big-band innovator, a pioneer of recording and playing with electronics, a poet, a cosmic philosopher, a bandleader and a keyboard innovator who claimed to be from Saturn. Herman Poole Blount would have turned 100 in 2014 had he not left us more than 20 years ago. But his spirit lives on, and so does his long-running band.

“All these years later, no one makes soul-stirring, spaced-out jazz quite like the Sun Ra Arkestra.” – NPR