Gilles Peterson curates new Sun Ra compilation

The forthcoming rarities release is out on Strut Records at a later date.

The forthcoming rarities release is out on Strut Records at a later date.

Supreme selector, Gilles Peterson has been announced as the latest curator of a Sun Ra rarities compilation.

Titled ‘Gilles Peterson Presents: Sun Ra And His Arkestra’, Peterson’s selection of rarities and previously unheard tracks will be released as a double cd/vinyl collection through Strut Records. Though an official release date has not been set yet, a tracklist of songs has been shared which can be read below. 

Earlier in 2015, Gilles Peterson shared his favourite memories of the Worldwide Awards - an annual ceremony in which he regularly pays homage to the jazz musician. Revisit the interview from January here.

Gilles Peterson Presents: Sun Ra and His Arkestra’ tracklist:

CD1: 

01. Sun Ra And His Myth- Science Arkestra- Calling Planet Earth
02. Sun Ra- Sun Song
03. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And The Arkestra – Dreaming
04. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – India
05. Sun Ra And His Myth- Science Arkestra – Space Loneliness
06. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Love In Outer Space
07. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra – Adventure Equation
08. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra – Spontaneous Simplicity
09. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra – Brazilian Sun
10. Sun Ra Quartet – When There Is No Sun
11. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – My Brother The Wind
12. Sun Ra And His Astro Arkestra – Mystery, Mr. Ra
13. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra – Black Sky And Blue Moon
14. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra – Watusa
15. The Sun Ra Arkestra – The World Of Africa
16. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Cluster Of Galaxies
17. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Strange Worlds (Live in France)
18. Sun Ra And His Blue Universe Arkestra – Blackman

CD2: 

01. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra – Twilight
02. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra – Sleeping Beauty
03. Sun Ra – Moog Solo (Live in France)
04. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – They Plan To Leave
05. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 1)
06. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Children Of The Sun
07. Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways
08. Sun Ra And His Arkestra -Astro Black (Live in Zurich)
09. Sun Ra And His Mythic Science Arkestra – Somebody Else’s idea (Live in Paris)
10. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – I Roam The Cosmos
11. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – On Jupiter
12. Sun Ra – There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)
13. Sun Ra And His Interglactic Arkestra – The All Of Everything
14. Sun Ra – Enlightenment
15. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Make Another Mistake
16. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Space Is The Place (Live in France)

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