Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sun Ra Moscow International Jazz Festival 1990 TV Broadcast



I found this the other day on dimeadozen and couldn't resist downloading, check it out if you can secure a dime membership or you already have one:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=200475

SUN RA ARKESTRA
'THE (1st?) MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL'
90-05-31 (?)

TV BROADCAST - 55MIN

lineage:
TV broadcast > unknown vhs > dvd in trade > DVD Shrink 3.2 > VIDEO_TS

GSpot info...
VIDEO SOURCE: TV BROADCAST
VIDEO FORMAT: PAL
VIDEO CODEC: MPEG2
VIDEO BITRATE: 8414 kbps
FRAME RATE: 25.000 frames
PICTURES: 4:3
RESOLUTION: 720 x 576
AUDIO CODEC: AC3
AUDIO BITRATE: 0xbd[0x80]:48000Hz 384 kb/s tot , stereo (2/0)

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UNTITLED IMPROV - Inf drum
TAPESTRY FROM AN ASTEROID - JT voc
CONDUCTED ENSEMBLE - M. ALLEN as, perc, ens, M.ALLEN,
M. RAY tp
PREPARE FOR THE JOURNEY... - ensemble voc
UNIDENTIFIED TITLE - some great M.ALLEN flute
FACE THE MUSIC - ensemble voc
UNIDENTIFIED TITLE - SR p, perc
LOVE IN OUTER SPACE - JT, MR, JG voc, M.ALLEN flute

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quality: some flaws from vhs source in first few minutes but picture becomes fairly stable thereafter. Colour is quite strong but the whole thing has a slightly washed out look. The audio levels are a bit low throughout. Notes from 'Earthly recordings of Sun Ra' by R.L. Campbell & C. Trent...

The Arkestra toured the Soviet Union for three to five days. Sun Ra was interviewed by Hans Kumpf in Moscow on May 31, just prior to concert there at the "First" Moscow International Jazz Festival.

Sun Ra and the Arkestra also gave concert for the opening of a MacDonald's (in Moscow, presumably). Video footage of Sun Ra Waiting in a two-block-long line outside MacDonalds and being interviewed at the foot of the Gagarin Monument is reportedly extant.

now that I'd love too see...anyone got it ?

Sun Ra Arkestra on David Sanborns Night Music Television Series, 1990



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good read, post more!