New Sun Ra release: The Lost Reel Collection

Out now on Transparency:

The Creator of the Universe
The Lost Reel Collection Volume One
Transparency 0301 (2xCD with 12-page booklet)
UPC 716205030123

The Lost Reel Collection is a series of completely unheard and unknown recordings by SUN RA of the highest quality, none of which are listed in any previous discography or reference book. We anticipate configuring these records in seven Volumes totalling eleven discs.

The first disc of Volume One is a concert at a warehouse in San Francisco in June 1971. The centerpiece is a very dramatic and intense 20-minute declamation by Ra, punctuated by the horns of the Arkestra. This must be heard to be believed. Disc Two is one of the classes given by Ra during his teaching residency at UC Berkeley in May 1971. You can even hear chalk on a blackboard in places while Ra is speaking. This is a Sun Ra album like no other!