Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sun Ra Arkestra at Leeds Wardrobe

1 April THE SUN RA ARKESTRA under the direction of Marshall Allen

"One of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" - New York Times
"The missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" - Rolling Stone

Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music until his death in 1993.
The Sun Ra Arkestra still perform today under the direction of long-time Sun Ra collaborator and alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen who is 92 years old this year. The Big Band play fully dressed in intergalactic garb influenced by the spirit of Ancient Egypt and will perform a selection of Sun Ra classics.

Tickets £20 http://www.lunatickets.co.uk/event/sun-ra-arkestra/the-wardrobe/1067370

The Wardrobe
6 St. Peters Square,
Quarry Hill,
Phone: 0113 383 8800

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