*** SOLD OUT *** SUN RA ARKESTRA
60TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR
AFTERWARDS DJ P-DOG & ZEMBIE AT THE CAFE
Marshall Allen dirigent/altsax/fluit, Cecil Brooks trompet, Tara Middleton zang/viool, Knoel Scott zang/saxen, James Stewart tenorsax, Danny Ray Thompson baritonsax, Dave Davis trombone, George Burton piano, Dave Hotep gitaar, Tyler Mitchell bas, Elson Nascimento percussie, Wayne Anthony Smith Jr drums
The Sun Ra Arkestra celebrates its 60th anniversary, continuing the cosmic jazz heritage of mythical pianist, composer and electronic music pioneer Sun Ra.
Sun Ra was known for his layered big band music full of African and Eastern influences mixed with unusual sounds coming from his analogue keyboards. He was named after the Egyptian sun god and was purported to have come from Saturn, which he expressed in cosmic themes and titles such as Space is the Place and Astro Black. Originally based in Chicago, the Arkestra toured the world in flamboyant pharaoh costumes.
Since Sun Ra’s ‘ascension’ in 1993, the Arkestra continues his heritage under the leadership of Marshall Allen, saxophonist since the early days. The Sun Ra Arkestra has made countless albums and is being recognized to this day as a spectacular live band. Sun Ra’s ‘Afro-futurist’ jazz is as influential as ever, for example on the current generation of DJ’s and producers.
‘Few bands and artists have lived and played through the evolution of music, let alone across so many genres. The ghosts of legends past are felt in so many moments. Marshall Allen is a wiry, confident performer – regarded as one of the best freeform sax players alive – and his instrument appears as an extension of his body, soaring between freestyle improvisation and subtle rhythms’ (The Guardian).
The Bimhuis restaurant is open prior to the concert from 6.30 till 8.30PM (reservations via 020-7882158). After the concert, the Bimhuis Café is open (free entrance).
Ticket: € 25 seating / € 21 standing | Sold out