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Sun Ra Arkestra

Hours After

Black Saint 120111-2

Item: full_album_8024709052520_CD

Artists :
Carl LeBlanc ( Guitar )
Danny Ray Thompson ( Alto & Baritone Sax, Flute )
Earl "Buster" Smith ( Drums )
James Jackson ( Bassoon, African Drums )
John Gilmore ( Tenor Sax, Clarinet )
Leroy Taylor ( Alto Sax, Alto & Bass Clarinet )
Marshall Allen ( Alto Sax, Flute, Oboe, Piccolo )
Pat Patrick ( Alto Sax, Clarinet )
Randall Murray ( Trumpet )
Ronald Wilson ( Tenor Sax )
Sun Ra Arkestra ( Orchestra )
Thomas Hunter ( Drums )
Tyler Mitchell ( Bass )
Tyrone Hill ( Trombone )
Sun Ra ( Piano, Synthesizer )
Release date
Dec 28, 1989

“On this continually interesting program, Sun Ra and his Arkestra perform typically odd versions of a couple of standards ("But Not for Me" and "Beautiful Love"), a swinging original ("Hours After") and two outside pieces ("Dance of the Extra Terrestrains" and "Love on a Far Away Planet"). Almost up to the level of Reflections In Blue (recorded during the same two-day period), this date features one of the stronger versions of Ra's band. The 14-piece orchestra consists of trumpeter Randall Murray, trombonist Tyrone Hill, seven reeds (including the perennials: tenorman John Gilmore, altoist Marshall Allen and Pat Patrick on alto), guitarist Carl LeBlanc and a four-piece rhythm section that includes two drummers. Recommended.”

(source:, S.Yanow)