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Sun Ra's 'Heliocentric' reissues are out of this world

Three volumes of free jazz offer very odd, very groundbreaking music

By Steve Greenlee
Globe Staff / May 29, 2005

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Sun Ra recorded a lot of weird music before he left this planet in 1993. The pianist and bandleader -- who was as influenced by ancient Egypt and science fiction as he was by Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson -- made more recordings than he could release in his lifetime, and the material ranged from hard bop and big band ... (Full article: 671 words)

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