This recording brings together two core members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, its leader, saxophonist Marshall Allen as well as saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Danny Ray Thompson together with rising piano and keyboard stars Jamie Saft, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Balázs Pándi.
Recorded at the Potterville International Sound studio in NY State over three days in 2016, Ceremonial Healing features the late Trombonist Roswell Rudd in one of his very last recorded appearances.
These recordings, a psychedelic three day free improvisation (one per day per disc) are tribute to the boundless power and legacy of the Sun Ra Arkestra achieved through the lens of an intergenerational collective improvisation and skill transfer.
Marshall Allen : alto saxophone, EWI
Danny Ray Thompson : baritone saxophone, percussion
Jamie Saft : Fender Rhodes, synthesisers, organs, Mellotron
Trevor Dunn : acoustic bass
Balázs Pándi : drums
1. Sacred Authority
2. The Summoning
1. Honoring the Healing Spirits
2. Rapid Transformation
All compositions by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi except “The Summoning,” “Honoring the Healing Spiritis,” and “Rapid Transformation” by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi, and Roswell Rudd.
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Produced by Jamie Saft and Balazs Pandi
Recorded and Mixed by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound
Mastered by Vin Cin at Electric Plant Studios
All Photos by Jamie Saft
Design by Graham Schreiner
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
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