Sun Ra – Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sun RaSleeping Beauty El Saturn 11-1-79 (1979)

A compilation of Sun Ra Arkestra tracks was subtitled Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel.  While a catchy phrase, it is a better descriptor for Sleeping Beauty, which is Sun Ra at his most laid-back.  This is okay, but not a favorite of mine because I feel that rhythmically the group isn’t operating at its full potential.