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PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition




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PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition #7 - January 2017


1. Space Is The Place (In My Mind) by B.i.DOUBLLE

Written & Performed by B.i.DOUBLLE 

Alto Saxophone: Larry Price

Produced by Ras1 for Ras1 Produkshons 

Recorded in Ras1 Sound HQ in NYC and at Spice House Sound, Philadelphia; 2016


2. Over The Rainbow by Nasir Dickerson

Written by Harold Arlen/Arranged by Nasir Dickerson

Tenor Saxophone: Nasir Dickerson

Recorded at Dickerson Sound Studio, December 2016;


3. Friend And Friendship by Three Bones

Written by Sun Ra / Arranged by Dan Blacksberg

Dan Blacksberg: Trombone, Frank Rein: Trombone, Connor Przybyszewski: Trombone,

Sonny Sunkett: Bass, Kim Pedro Rodriguez: Drums

Recorded at Spice House Sound, November 2016;


4. Close Encounter by Bernard Collins

Written & performed by Bernard Collins

Alto Saxophone: Matthew Clayton

Produced by SkipTheSampler

Recorded at Linasha Studios and Monumental Concepts Studio, 2015 & 2016;

 

5. Fresh Caught - Part #2 by Raymond A. King

Piano: Raymond A. King

Recorded at Linasha Studios, Philadelphia May 2015;

 

6. Somebody Call Sun Ra by Bernard Collins

Written by Doughtry "Doc" Long

Vocals: Bernard Collins; Congas, Triangle & Bongos: Tom Lowery

Produced by SkipTheSampler

Recorded at Linasha Studios and Spice House Sound, 2016;

 

 

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Sun Ra Mixtape 6

PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition #6 - December 2016


1. When The Sun Dies by Sonni Dey

Written by Homer Jackson

Sonni Dey: Vocals

Produced by Skip The Sampler

Recorded at Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA; March 2002


2. Out Of This World by Steve Gokh

Written by Harold Arlen / Arranged by John Coltrane

Steve Gokh: Tenor Saxophone, Sonny Sunkett: Bass, Kim Pedro Rodriguez: Drums

Recorded at Spice House Sound, November 2016;


3. Untitled by Space Whale Orchestra

Composed & performed by Space Whale Orchestra

Erica Corbo: Keyboards, Frank Rein: Trombone, Ted Schneider: Alto Sax

Recorded live at East Park Reservoir, Fairmount Park Philadelphia, as part of Jazz Walk: Giant Steps - An Event in Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane; September 17, 2016;


4. Leo by Terry Lawson & Alan Nelson

Written by John Coltrane

Terry Lawson: Tenor Saxophone, Alan Nelson: Drums, Gerald Roberts: Percussion & Bells,

Recorded live at East Park Reservoir, Fairmount Park Philadelphia, as part of Jazz Walk: Giant Steps - An Event in Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane; September 17, 2016;


5. Stardust by Kevin Valentine

Written by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Mitchell Parish

Kevin Valentine: Vocals, Gerald "Twig" Smith: Guitar

Recorded at Boom Room Studio, December 2016;


6. Evidence Of Things Unseen by Kim Pedro Rodriguez

Composed & performed by Kim Pedro Rodriguez

Kim Pedro Rodriguez: Drums

Recorded at Spice House Sound, June 2016;


7. Meteor: The Hard Rock by Raphael Xavier

Written & Performed by Raphael Xavier

Paul Giess: Trumpet; Guitar Solo by Dan Hanrahan

Produced by Skip The Sampler

Recorded at My Spot & Not Yours Studio, December 2016;


8. Vanish In Our Sleep by 4 Divas

Written by William "Bootsy" Collins & George Clinton

Produced by Dm Hotep

Featuring: Saudah Al Akbar, Tara Middleton, Bethlehem Robeson & Jay Sanders: Vocals

Dm Hotep: Guitars & Bass, Kim Pedro Rodriguez: Drums;

Poetry written by Homer Jackson & performed by V. Shayne Frederick

Mixed by Homer Jackson & James Solomon

Recorded at Spice House Sound, June 2016;

 

 

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PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition #5 - December 2016


1. From Space Cometh Grace by Leonard Belasco

Poetry written & performed by Leonard Belasco

Terry Lawson: Tenor Saxophone

Produced by Skip The Sampler

Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015


2. Saturn by Terry Lawson & Alan Nelson

Written by John Coltrane

Terry Lawson: Tenor Saxophone, Alan Nelson: Drums, Gerald Roberts: Percussion & Bells,

Recorded live at East Park Reservoir, Fairmount Park Philadelphia, as part of Jazz Walk: Giant Steps - An Event in Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane; September 17, 2016;


3. Sun Ra Is Naked On The Waterfront by Sherman Fleming

Produced by Sherman Fleming

Recorded at Endurance Space, Philadelphia, PA; June 2016


4. Moonlight In Vermont by Farid Barron featuring Lotus Barron - vocals

Written by John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf

Farid Barron: Keyboards, Lotus Barron Vocals

Recorded at Turtle Studios in June of 2014


5. Spiritual Being by DJ EAR 2 EAR

Featuring The Voice of Sun Ra

Produced by DJ EAR 2 EAR for JusListen Entertainment

Recorded at JusListen Studios in May of 2016


6. On The Allure by The Price-Speaks-Diehl Trio

Written by Nimrod Speaks

Larry Price: Alto Sax, Nimrod Speaks: Bass, Kevin Diehl: Drums,

Recorded at WRTI Studios in February of 2016


7. News From Neptune by Dm Hotep  

Produced by Dm Hotep

Based on the song, Neptune and incorporates the poem, The Cosmic Age, both written by Sun Ra; Dm Hotep: Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizers & Electronics, Tara Middleton: Vocals

Recorded in Akimbo Research Lab in June of 2016

 

8. Untitled by Space Whale Orchestra

Composed by Space Whale Orchestra

Erica Corbo: Keyboards, Frank Rein: Trombone, Ted Schneider: Alto Sax

Recorded live at East Park Reservoir, Fairmount Park Philadelphia, as part of Jazz Walk: Giant Steps - An Event in Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane; September 17, 2016;


9. Outta Space Is by B.i.DOUBLLE

Written & performed by B.i.DOUBLLE 

Produced by Ras1 for Ras1 Produkshons 

Trumpet Solo: Paul Giess

Recorded in Ras1 Sound HQ in NYC in March of 2016

 

 

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Sun Ra Mixtape 4

PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition #4 - November 2016

 

1. The Space Ghost by Lamont Dixon & Ella Gahnt

Poetry written & performed by Lamont Dixon, Ella Gahnt: Vocals

Produced by Skip The Sampler

Recorded at LynnAsha Studios, Philadelphia, PA; May 2015

 

2. Part Planet by Lloyd Lawrence

Produced by Lloyd Lawrence
Recorded at His Home Studio, NYC; January 2016

 

3. Melody X by Owen “Fiidla” Brown & Urban Classique

Owen "Fiidla "Brown: Violin, Keyboards, Percussion & Vocals; Tiffany Williams: Lead Vocals & Viola; Michael Ireland: Violin; Derek Washington: Violin; Al Hunter: Flute; Ginger Smith: Cello; Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March & April 2015

 

4. Precision & Discipline by D. Sabela Grimes

Produced by D. Sabela Grimes
Recorded at Sound Abuse Garage, Los Angeles, CA; May 2016

 

5. Endless Universe  - Poetry by Sun Ra

 

6. How High The Moon by Chris Stevens (featuring Micah Smith - Vocals)

Written by Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton

Chris Stevens: Trumpet, Micah Smith: Vocals, Brett Kinard: Keyboards, Jonathan Smith: Bass, Marlon Lewis: Drums; Recorded at Arch Street Meetinghouse, Philadelphia, PA; April 2016

 

7. Spontaneous Mind - Poetry by Sun Ra

 

8. All by V. Shayne Frederick

Written by Horace Silver

V. Shayne Frederick: Piano & Voice

Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015

 

9. Celestial Epiphany by Pheralyn Dove

Written & performed by Pheralyn Dove

Produced by Skip The Sampler

Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; April 2015

 

10. Flame by Damani Lopez

Produced by Damani Lopez

 

11. Why Are They Out To Kill The Kids by Darius Lantz

Written & performed by Darius Lantz

Produced by Arckatron

Recorded at BoomRoom Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015

 

 

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PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition #3 - May 2016

 

1. Forbidden by Sandra Turner-Barnes
Sandra Turner-Barnes: Voice/Poetry
Recorded at The Boom Room Studio, Philadelphia, PA; July 2015

Produced by Skip The Sampler

 

2. Part 1 – Excerpt by RAK Quartet

From When Monk Fell, Down Who Stood Up?

Raymond A. King: Piano, Terry Lawson: Tenor Sax, Bert Harris: Bass, Lamar Prince: Drums; Recorded at Turtle Studios, Phila., PA; in August 2015

Produced by PJP / PhillyCAM / Turtle Studios

 

3. Creation's Call by Samurai Celestial
From the 1997 CD, Cosmic Gold Millennium

Samarai Celestial: Drums, Piano, Instruments, Keyboards, Vocals, Jason Oettel: Acoustic Bass, Bobby Zankel: Alto Sax, Rick Iannacone: Guitar, Tyrone Hill: Trombone; Recorded in June & August 1995

 

4. Thought Creatures (alternate take) by Bushmeat
taken from Discipline 99.::.The RaMix Series

Original music composed and performed by Thomas Stanley (a/k/a Bushmeat)

Recitation of Sun Ra poem by Paula Stanley

Produced by Thomas Stanley

 

5. Fly Me to the Moon by Michael Andrews & Alfie Pollitt
Michael Andrews: Vocals; Alfie Pollitt: Keyboards
Recorded at The Boom Room Studio, Philadelphia, PA; July 2015

 

6. You Fell Out A Dream by HAL 2016 w/ Kim Pedro
HAL 2016: Synths, Programming; Kim Pedro: Drums

Recorded at The Boom Room Studio, Philadelphia, PA; April 2016
Produced by Skip The Sampler


7. Saints by Damani Lopez
Produced by Damani Lopez


8. Melanin Messiahs by Ram Riches  
Terry Lawson: Tenor Sax
Recorded at The Boom Room Studio, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015
Produced by Skip The Sampler

 

 

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PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition #2 - March 2016

 

1. Defenders of the Republic by Defenders of the Republic
Taji Nahl: Voice, June Lopez: Samplers & Synthesizers
Produced by June Lopez




2. The Sunny-Side of the Street by Michael Cemprola
Michael Cemprola: Tenor Sax, Tim Brey: Piano, Madison Rast: Bass, Wayne Smith Jr: Drums; Recorded at Free Library of Philadelphia, PA; October 2014

 

3. Cosmic Law by Matt Swayzie 
Matt Swayzie: Vocals, Terry Lawson: Tenor Sax
Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios & BoomRoom Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015
Produced by Brian Thompson aka Elev8te


4. The Specimen’s Sun Rise by Julia Lopez
Julia Lopez: Writer & Vocals, Brent White: Trombone, Ryan Frazier: Trumpet
Created from samples of Sonic Liberation Front’s,“JetWay Confidential #3” (for Sun Ra) Written & Produced by Kevin Diehl; Recorded at Lynasha Studios & TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015
Produced by Skip The Sampler

 

5. Does Matter Really Matter At All by Parris Love’
Written by Horace Silver
Parris Love’: Vocals
Alfie Pollitt: Keyboards
Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015

 

6. Excerpt from the poem, The Air Spiritual Man written by Sun Ra

 

7. Call For All Demons by The West Philadelphia Orchestra
Elliott Levin: Poetry & Tenor Sax, Greg Mervine: Band Leader & Percussion
Produced by Greg Mervine



8. Hot by Raphael Xavier
Recorded at The Lab, Philadelphia, PA; Fall 2014
Produced by Raphael Xavier

 

9. The Sound I Hear, a poem written by Sun Ra

 


10. Cosmic Law [The Instrumental] 
Terry Lawson: Tenor Sax
Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; April 2015
Produced by Brian Thompson aka Elev8te

 

 

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PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition #1 - May 2015

 

1. Maggot Brain by Eye2Eye Trio

Bert Harris: Bass, Elliott Levin: Tenor Sax & Flute, Kimpedro Rodriguez: Drums;

Recorded at BoomRoom Studios, Philadelphia, PA; April 2015

 

2. Icarus On Locust Walk by Alonzo Jennings

Alonzo Jennings: Voice

Ryan Frazier aka Heru Shabaka-ra:: Trumpet solo

Produced by SkiptheSampler

Recorded at Lynasha Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015


3. Muck Muck by Yolanda Wisher

Yolanda Wisher: Voice

Produced by DJ Kid Charlamange

Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015

 

4. Eternal Question by Owen “Fiidla” Brown & Urban Classique

Owen "Fiidla "Brown: Violin, Keyboards, Percussion & Lead Vocals; Michael Ireland: Violin; Derek Washington: Violin; Al Hunter: Flute; Ginger Smith: Cello;

Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March & April 2015

 

5. Afroblackluscious by El David & Lloyd Lawrence

Laura-Meja-Olivera: Vocals
Produced by El David & Lloyd Lawrence
Recorded at ElKat Studios, Bronx, NY; January 2015

 

6. The Black Hole by Ram Riches
Ram Riches: Voice

Ryan Frazier aka Heru Shabaka-ra: Trumpet solo
Produced by SkiptheSampler
Recorded at Lynasha Studios & BoomRoom Studios, Philadelphia, PA; November 2014 & March 2015


7. Unmask The Myths by Darius Lantz

Darius Lantz: Voice

Produced by Arckatron

Recorded at BoomRoom Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015

 

8. Black Sun Rise by TwizzMatic, Chris Vance & Jacqueline Constance

TwizzMatic, Chris Vance & Jacqueline Constance: Vocals

Fred Adams: Trumpet solo

Produced by TwizzMatic,

Recorded at BoomRoom Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015


9. Forever Is A Long Long Time by V. Shayne Frederick

Written by Horace Silver

V. Shayne Frederick: Piano & Voice

Recorded at TidbiT SonoS Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015


10. If They Push That Button, Go Fly A Kite by Gary Dann

Produced by Gary Dann

Recorded at BoomRoom Studios, Philadelphia, PA; March 2015

 

 

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Executive Producer: Homer Jackson

Supervising Producer: SkiptheSampler

Graphic Design: Lynn Washington

Cover Photography: H. Alonzo Jennings

(Image shot in 1976 in Germantown, Philadelphia at Vernon Park)

 

Special Thanks: The Sun Ra Estate, Irwin Chusid, Michael Anderson, J. Michael Harrison, James Solomon, Nija Walker, Bobby Zankel, Jay Levin, Agent Zero, Gary Dann, Eric Bogacz, Anthony Tidd, Dmani Lopez, Asha Jackson, Julia Lopez, Melissa Talley Palmer, Gail Fountaine.

 

For more information about Sun Ra:

Sun Ra Estate Website
Sun Ra Arkestra Website
Sun Ra Facebook
Mission Creep Sun Ra Resources
Pitchfork's Essential Sun Ra Music
The Sun Ra Music Archive
Perfect Sound Forever Sun Ra Article
University of Chicago Sun Ra Exhibit
 

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