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Sun Ra: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Richard Williams, The Times, 11 November 1970

THE VISUAL element of jazz has always been notoriously conservative, ever since Chick Webb stopped painting jungle sunsets on his bass drum. At the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday, though, Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Research Arkestra showed signs that the latest developments in the music can be compatible with a kind of theatre.

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