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Sun Ra
Birth: May 22, 1914
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 30, 1993
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Musician. Born Herman Poole Blount in Birmingham, Alabama, he was a prolific jazz piano-synthesizer player, known for his cosmic philosophy musical compositions and performances. From the mid-1950s to his death, he led his group "The Arkestra", which performed as small as a duet, and all the way up to an orchestra of thirty musicians. His music touched on virtually the entire style history of jazz and he was one of the first musicians to pioneer electronic improvisation. He wrote an enormous number of songs, recorded many albums and his group was the subject of the documentary films "Space in the Place" (1974) and "A Joyful Noise" (1980). He is also a member of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Block 25
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Sun Ra
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