A musical and metaphysical history of the cosmo-jazz master Sun Ra from his mythical origins in Ancient Egypt through his childhood in Depression-era Birmingham, Alabama, to his Afro-spiritual quest with Fletcher Henderson in 1950s Chicago. Featured commentary by Chuck Haddix (author “Kansas City Jazz”) and Patrick Neas.

ON From Ark to Microchip | January 15, 2014 | 11:30 pm

New Ring Around Saturn: The Legacy of Sun Ra, Part 1

A musical and metaphysical history of the cosmo-jazz master Sun Ra from his mythical origins in Ancient Egypt through his childhood in Depression-era Birmingham, Alabama, to his Afro-spiritual quest with Fletcher Henderson in 1950s Chicago. Featured commentary by Chuck Haddix (author “Kansas City Jazz”) and Patrick Neas.

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