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Wavelength Infinity is a two CD tribute to that influential jazz-spaceman Sun Ra. Proceeds from the sale of the disc go to the surviving members of the Arkestra, Sun Ra's band for over three decades.

This CD is a testament to the major influence that Sun Ra has had on musicians in both the jazz and rock worlds: his unique electronic explorations as well as his inventive orchestrations remain fresh to this day. In addition to his profoundly influencial music, Wavelength Infinity includes performances of Sun Ra's poetry and prose, much of it recorded here for the first time (designated with a * ).

    Disc 1:
  1. UYA: Dancing Shadows
  2. Charlie Kohlhase Quintet: Kingdom of Not
  3. Kash Killion: Friendly Galaxy
  4. Malcom Mooney: Darkness Light *
  5. Water Shed 5tet: Looking Outward
  6. Trudy Morse & Friends: Energies *
  7. David Greenberger: Sun-Day*
  8. Steve Adams/ Ben Goldberg: Transition
  9. The Residents: Daydream in Space
  10. The Splatter Trio: Tiny Pyramids
  11. NRBQ (with the Sun Ra Horns): Fate in a Pleasant Mood
  12. Art Hoyle: The Name Sound *
  13. Elliott Sharp: Disco 3000
  14. Hartmut Geerken: Sunny's Sun Harp
  15. Miss Murgatroid: Nature's Law*
  16. Tom Djll: There Are Other Worlds (they have not told you of) *
    Disc 2:
  1. Graham Connah Group: The Satellites Are Spinning
  2. The Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet: Mu
  3. Travis Shook and the Club Wow: Enlightenment
  4. Art Hoyle: The Fantasy *
  5. Vacuum Tree Head: The Call
  6. Dan Plonsey (w/ Gamelan Sekar Jaya): Constellation/The Art Scene *
  7. The Coctails w/ Ken Vandermark: Lights on a Satellite
  8. Eugene Chadbourne/Jimmy Carl Black: Space is the Place
  9. Phantom Radio: The Nile
  10. Eddie Gale / John Tchicai: An Island in Space
  11. Lewis Jordan: Whereness*
  12. BKCP String Quartet: Advice to Medics
  13. Bugs Meanie Band: El is a Sound of Joy
  14. Thurston Moore with Ezra La Plante: Cosmic Equation *
  15. Jon Raskin: Lullaby for Realville
  16. Thornhill / Chabot / Montclair Tri-school Artestra: Planet Earth

"...true to Sun Ra's spirit." --Downbeat * * * * 1/2

"...a distinguished double-disc tribute to the planet's consummate cosmic-jazz explorer." --Jazziz

"...a collection that crackles with invention and surprise." --The Wire

"The 32 tracks are a proper dedication to the music and poetry of the man from Saturn." --SOS Jazz

"Few musicians left as varied a legacy as the late pianist/big-band leader/shaman Sun Ra. Dameronian bebop, swing-era charts, African percussion, free improvisation, electronics, poetry, revival-meeting gospel -- all were part of his astonishing repertoire." --Boston Phoenix
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