Sun Ra : Solar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (LP, Vinyl record album) -- Dusty Groove is Chicago's Online Record Store
Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Solar-Myth Approach Vol 1

LP (Item 12445) BYG/Actuel (France), 1970 — Condition: Near Mint-
Gatefold
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra himself did with the Arkestra in the late 60s! Tracks are shortish, but very inventive – a well-chosen snapshot of all the new ideas that the group were cooking up during the end of the 60s in New York, with an increased mission to explore the outer reaches of space, and use more electronics than ever before! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. There's also some great use of "strange strings" on the sessions, not to mention a bit of reverb – and tracks on this first volume include "Spectrum", "The Satellites Are Spinning", "Seen III Took 4", "Adventures Of Bugs Hunter", "Legend", and "The Realm Of Lightning".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Sun Ra's really moving forward with this classic set – refining the sound of his Chicago-based Arkestra, and reaching for new territory that moves him way past familiar jazz modes! The cover bills the group as playing "music from tomorrow's world" – and you can definitely ... LP, Vinyl record album
BYG (France), 1950. Near Mint-
Features Billy Strayhorn on piano, Oscar Pettiford on cello, Joe Jones on on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

Stan Getz

Starting Gate
BYG (France), Mid/Late 40s. Near Mint-
A collection of recordings pulled from sessions in 1946 and 1949 – with featured sidemen that include Al Cohn, Max Roach, Shelly Manne, and Zoot Sims. LP, Vinyl record album
BYG (France), Late 40s. Near Mint-
With selections by Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Kai Winding, George Wallington, Brew Moore, Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn. LP, Vinyl record album
BYG (France), Mid 20s. Near Mint-
(70s issue in a flip-back cover, with slightly wavy panels and bent corner.) LP, Vinyl record album

Gil Evans

Svengali
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint-
A great example of the way that Gil Evans really opened up his groove in the 70s – moving here way way past the cool jazz and third stream of earlier years – into a soulful style that's far groovier than might be expected! Part of the strength of the set is because of the players ... LP, Vinyl record album

Herbie Mann

London Underground
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint-
Herbie Mann rides his Memphis Underground approach over to London – where he grooves nicely in a similar jazz funk take on that scene's biggest tunes of the time! The set was recorded in the UK, and features hip help from an assortment of rockers – including Mick Taylor and Albert Lee ... LP, Vinyl record album

Frank Wess

Wess To Memphis
Enterprise/Stax, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold
Following in the tracks of another funky flute player, Herbie Mann, Frank Wess heads south, and records an album of tunes that mix his jazzy flute with the hipper funky styles of the early 70s southern studio scene. Despite the title, this one was actually recorded at Muscle Shoals, not Memphis, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Art Farmer

Baroque Sketches
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+
Baroque Sketches shows the wider reaching side of Art Farmer, and features him soloing over large arrangements of material that have a distinct "baroque" approach. The settings are complicated, but Farmer's deft work is more than enough to match the scene – and he responds with a ... LP, Vinyl record album

McCoy Tyner

Atlantis
Milestone, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
A spiritual 70s classic from McCoy Tyner – a long live set that has him really stretching out in performance alongside the great Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano sax – plus Joony Booth on bass, Wilby Fletcher on drums, and Guillerme Franco on percussion! Tracks are all very long, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Weather Report

8:30
Columbia/ARC, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Weather Report at the height of their 70s fame – captured live in a double-length set, very much the practice for jazz superstars of the time! The format is familiar – but the liveness gives the album a slightly different feel than their studio sets – a sound that echoes out ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dana Dane

4 Ever
Profile, 1990. Very Good+
His last LP for Profile produced by Herby Luv Bug. 12 cuts in all, including "Dana Dane To It", "A Little Bit Of Dane Tonight" and "Tales FromThe Dane Side". LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top