Inspired by Sun Ra

Inspired by Sun Ra

Like any great celestial body, Sun Ra's gravitational pull can still be felt here on Earth. His expansive mix of free jazz and cosmic noise radiates in the abstract brass explosions of Exploding Star Orchestra and Globe Unity Orchestra, as well as in the otherworldly drumrolls deployed by beatmakers like Flying Lotus and Madlib. His sonic cosmology is a boundary-pushing force, and continues to inspire others to create their own sonic universes.

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