[JPL] Sun Ra Category on Jeopardy

Larry Appelbaum jumpmonk at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 6 00:49:01 EST 2012


Do you recall what his comments were that made you very uncomfortable? He was a mystic, among other things. It was easy to get caught up in the spectacle and all the space stuff, but he had some things to say and his compositions were not derivative. John Szwed did a good job of providing analysis and context in his Sun Ra biography.


> I met Sun Ra and found him to be one of the most bizarre people I've ever encountered.  He made some comments that made me very uncomfortable to be around.  I can't say that I'm uncomfortable around many people but in my experience, he was bizarro in real life...  Love his show and the Arkestra when he was alive.  I saw the band at the Jazz Festival in Detroit and it bored me to tears....
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