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Sun Ra September or October 1956

Main Session Personnel
trumpet, percussion
alto saxophone, percussion
tenor saxophone, percussion
baritone saxophone, percussion
piano, electric piano, gong
bass
drums
tympani
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Kingdom of Not 5:35
Super-Sonic Jazz
Catalog #: H7OP0216
2 Portrait of a Living Sky 1:52
Super-Sonic Jazz
Catalog #: H7OP0216
(omit), (omit), (omit), (omit)
3 Eve 00:00
4 Blues at Midnight 6:34
Super-Sonic Jazz
Catalog #: H7OP0216
(omit), (omit)
5 El Is a Sound of Joy 4:00
Super-Sonic Jazz
Catalog #: H7OP0216
6 Velvet 00:00
7 Super Blonde 00:00
8 India 4:52
Super-Sonic Jazz
Catalog #: H7OP0216
9 Sunology 5:43
Super-Sonic Jazz
Catalog #: H7OP0216
10 Sunology Part II 7:08
Super-Sonic Jazz
Catalog #: H7OP0216
11 Dreams I 00:00
12 Dreams II 00:00
13 Dreams III 00:00
genre: free, avant garde
Recording Date: 
1956 - 1956
Label Name: 
Saturn
Leader(s): 
Sun Ra
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
percussion
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
percussion
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
percussion
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
percussion
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
electric piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
tympani
Skill/instrument: 
gong
Personnel: 
Art Hoyle
Personnel: 
Art Hoyle
Personnel: 
Pat Patrick
Personnel: 
Pat Patrick
Personnel: 
John Gilmore
Personnel: 
John Gilmore
Personnel: 
Charles Davis
Personnel: 
Charles Davis
Personnel: 
Sun Ra
Personnel: 
Sun Ra
Personnel: 
Victor Sproles
Personnel: 
William Cochran
Personnel: 
Jim Herndon
Personnel: 
Sun Ra
Ensemble Size: 
septet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Balkan Studio
Venue Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Session Details: 

Campbell and other sources are only slightly certain of the exact date and location. Also, Campbell notes the instrument played by Sun Ra as "Space gong". We have simply noted it as "gong" here, not being certain of the architectural, audio or physical difference between a space gong and a regular gong. -JS

Sources: 
http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/sunra.html, wikipedia