Tuesday 27 June 2017

Episode 21: Sun Ra's Synths

A conversation with the writer and critic Francis Gooding about Sun Ra's groundbreaking use of synthesizers, the topic of his forthcoming book.

Sun Ra & , Of Other Tomorrows Never Known
Sun Ra, The Perfect Man
John Coltrane, Interstellar Space
Sun Ra, Aurora Borealis
Sun Ra, The Wind Speaks
Sun Ra, Sun Thoughts
Sun Ra, Outside the Time Zone
Sun Ra, Solar Ship Voyage
Thelonious Monk, I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
Herbie Hancock, Chameleon
Fred Wesley & the JBs, Blow Your Head
Miles Davis, Thinkin One Thing Doing Another

Francis Gooding is a writer. You can read him in the Wire, the London Review of Books, and in liner notes for releases by labels including Jazzman, Strut, Matsuli and others. He is currently working on a book about Sun Ra's use of electronics, and on a history of South African jazz musicians in exile.