Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise is a 1980 jazz film by Robert Mugge documenting performances by Sun Ra and his Arkestra in Philadelphia, Washington . and Baltimore, and also including interviews and rehearsal footage. The Philadelphia performances captured by the film took place at Danny's Hollywood Palace and on the rooftop of the Philadelphia International Center. The Baltimore performance took place in the Famous Ballroom, hosted by the Left Bank Jazz Society.
This hour-long documentary from cinematographer Robert Mugge features the avant-garde and free jazz of Sun Ra and his Arkestra at various locations throughout their native Philadelphia. The film not only examines their public performance persona, but also the bandmembers' respective roles as private citizens and community leaders throughout the Germantown section of Philly.
The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra is an album by the American jazz musician Sun Ra and his Arkestra, recorded October 10, 1961 for the Savoy label. The album was produced by Tom Wilson, who would later become famous for producing albums by the Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa and Bob Dylan. The first record to be recorded by a pared-down Arkestra after Sun Ra and the core of his group left Chicago and relocated to New York City.
Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise is to be reissued on DVD and Blu-ray via MVD Entertainment. Robert Mugge’s 1980 documentary on Sun Ra and his Arkestra was the result of two years spent shooting the ensemble and their leader. He filmed live performances at Baltimore’s Famous Ballroom, Danny’s Hollywood Palace in Philadelphia, and on the roof of Philadelphia’s International House
Title: Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (1980). Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, . between 1978 and 1980. The resulting 60-minute film includes multiple public and private performances, poetry readings, a band rehearsal, interviews, and extensive improvisations. Transferred to HD from the original 16mm film and lovingly restored for the best possible viewing experience.
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SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE was transferred to HD from the original 16mm film, and lovingly restored for the best possible viewing experience. Experimental jazz visionary Sun Ra was filmed on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, between 1978 and 1980 by director Robert Mugge. The resulting documentary includes multiple public and private performances, poetry readings, a band rehearsal, interviews and extensive improvisations with Sun Ra and his Arkestra. SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE was transferred to HD from the original 16mm film, and lovingly restored for the best possible viewing experience.
Sun Ra Plays Gershwin. Enterplanetary Koncepts. Decked out in splotchy face paint, a purple wig, flowing robes, and a crown, and surrounded by a large ensemble of similarly costumed musicians honking, moaning, and screeching away, he makes you inclined to believe him. Though born in May 1914, Blount claimed a spiritual rebirth occasioned by an interplanetary, out-of-body journey to Saturn at some point in his early adult life.
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- Film Director [Produced And Directed By] – Robert Mugge
- Liner Notes – Jon Pareles
NotesProgram Content (c) 1980 Mug-Shot Productions
Art & Design (c) Fox Lorber Associates
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 720917302126
- Other: ISBN 1-57252-407-3
|9013||Sun Ra||A Joyful Noise (VHS, PAL)||Rhapsody Films||9013||US||1991|
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|MVD7502BR||Sun Ra||A Joyful Noise (Blu-ray, RE)||MVD Visual||MVD7502BR||US||2015|
|9013||Sun Ra||A Joyful Noise (VHS, PAL)||Rhapsody Films||9013||UK||Unknown|
|WHE71133||Sun Ra||A Joyful Noise (VHS, NTSC)||WinStar||WHE71133||US||1998|