Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 512

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MUSIC.) BLOUNT, HERMAN POOLE "SUN RA." Space is the Place. Multi-color, surrealistic poster, 23 x 21-3/4, printed on the reverse side of another poster for the Mad Hatter's Ball. San Francisco, 1970's

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a rare poster from one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the 20th century. From the mid-1950s to his death, Sun Ra (1914-1993) led his "Arkestra," an ensemble with an ever-changing personnel and name. It was by turns called "The Solar Myth Arkestra", "His Cosmo Discipline Arkestra", the "Blue Universe Arkestra", and many other variations. Sun Ra asserted that the ever-changing name of his ensemble reflected the ever-changing nature of his music, and himself. His music ranged from keyboard solos to big bands of over 30 musicians and employed virtually the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing music, from bebop to free jazz. He was also a pioneer of electronic music and electronic keyboards.