Sun Ra Scores [with] Sun Ra Book 2000 [with] Sun Ra Book 2001 [with] Sun Ra Book 2003
by [Wolf, James]; Sun Ra
Four comb-bound softcovers, including two numbered, limited editions by Omni Press.Sun Ra Scores: 238,  pp. Plastic comb-bound softcover with acetate front cover and cardstock rear wrapper.. A compilation of facsimiles of scores for dozens of songs, mostly of pieces handwritten by Sun Ra, with a title index preceding. Though it is not noted in the volume, these were copied from originals deposited by Sun Ra at the Library of Congress for the purpose of establishing copyright.Sun Ra Book 2000: Unpaginated (~160). Six single sheet Omni Press advertisements on various colors of paper laid in.Sun Ra Book 2001: Unpaginated (~80). #26 of 225.Sun Ra Book 2003: Unpaginated (~40). #70 of 400.The three above items include mixture of various paperstocks and colors, including photographic images, artwork, reproductions of various media appearances, and selections from Sun Ra's poetry and other writings.Sun Ra was influential as a musician, poet, and proponent of what he called 'cosmic philosophy', and his musical compositions continue to be studied as examples of modal jazz and improvisation. He was also a pioneer of Afrofuturism, and insisted that he was an alien from Saturn. In short, a unique and creative individual. Because of his interdisciplinary appeal, his works are quite sought after.Keywords: MUSIC AFROFUTURISM ARKESTRA Light crease on rear wrapper corner of Scores, faintly toned, title label on comb appears to have been added later. Millbrae: Sun Ra Research / Omni Press, 1999. Near Fine/Not Applicable.
(Inventory #: 2195247)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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