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 Sun Ra

Sun Ra

Birth
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 30 May 1993 (aged 79)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Plot Block 25
Memorial ID 2682 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sun Ra (22 May 1914–30 May 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2682, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .