If jazz is happiness, as Sun Ra contends, then the blues is a vehicle for transformation–the pathway to rise above the unenlightened savagery of the terrestrial sphere. Sun Ra and the Cosmo-Myth Arkestra are featured here exploring Kansas City style jump-blues as influenced by their many gigs at rib joints, lofts, dance halls, and theaters in the Midwest in the 1980s. With commentary by Chuck Haddix, author of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop.

ON From Ark to Microchip | February 19, 2014 | 11:30 pm

Solar Flare: Sun Ra Riffs the Blues KC Style

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If jazz is happiness, as Sun Ra contends, then the blues is a vehicle for transformation–the pathway to rise above the unenlightened savagery of the terrestrial sphere. Sun Ra and the Cosmo-Myth Arkestra are featured here exploring Kansas City style jump-blues as influenced by their many gigs at rib joints, lofts, dance halls, and theaters in the Midwest in the 1980s. With commentary by Chuck Haddix, author of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop.

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