26 – 30 Jun 2014, Worthy Farm, Pilton
Sun Ra Arkestra
Sun Ra Arkestra
Fri 27 Jun 2014 West Holts Stage
Flights of imagination

From the mid-1950s until his death in 1993, the controversial jazz composer, bandleader, piano player, poet and philosopher Sun Ra led The Arkestra – an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up.

Sun Ra believed his music transcended “earthbound limitations by riding the flights of imagination” and his message is that “all of us are free to ride those flights with him if we have the precision and discipline to do so”.

Now under the direction of American avante-garde alto saxophone player Marshall Allen, The Arkestra continue to play eclectic, outrageous and mystifying cosmic jazz to enthusiastic sold-out crowds.

From the mid-1950s until his death in 1993, the controversial jazz composer, bandleader, piano player, poet and philosopher Sun Ra led The Arkestra – an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up.

Sun Ra believed his music transcended “earthbound limitations by riding the flights of imagination” and his message is that “all of us are free to ride those flights with him if we have the precision and discipline to do so”.

Now under the direction of American avante-garde alto saxophone player Marshall Allen, The Arkestra continue to play eclectic, outrageous and mystifying cosmic jazz to enthusiastic sold-out crowds.

Set List on West Holts Stage on 27 Jun 2014 at Worthy Farm, Pilton

Interplanetary Music (Glastonbury 2014)
Dancing Shadows (Glastonbury 2014)
Queer Notions (Glastonbury 2014)
Love in Outer Space (Glastonbury 2014)
Rocket Number Nine (Glastonbury 2014)
Angels and Demons at Play (Glastonbury 2014)
When You Wish Upon a Star (Glastonbury 2014)
Discipline 27-II (Glastonbury 2014)