From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2005-10-28 22:31:31
I just watched this programme tonight and it was very interesting. This program is repeated on BBC 4 at 2am in the Early hours of 3rd Nov. One thing which you hear him say in the programme is: lowly humans “needed to know the unknown in order to survive.”http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/sun_ra_991014. Sun RA: Brother From Another Planet is on BBC 4 at 02:00 on Thursday 3rd November.A look at the life and work of the extraordinary bandleader Sun Ra, one of the world’s truly original musicians. Performance archive is interspersed with interviews with surviving band members and some of the many artists who have felt his influence, including Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and legendary free jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp.