Without a doubt the highlight of ZXZW 2008 (yes, before we were even called Incubate. That long ago.) was Sun Ra Arkestra, who did up to six shows that week. Sun Ra was one of the main innovators in jazz. The Arkestra is his future dream and his ancient body. It never was as popular as [...]
January 5, 2012
September 4, 2011
In 2008 we had a big Sun Ra Program, including the Sun Ra Arkestra performing for one week. THE FILM BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET – THE SUN RA STORY IS MADE BY VETERAN FILMMAKER, DJ AND CD COMPILER, DON LETTS AND IT INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH RA FANS SUCH AS GEORGE CLINTON AND SONIC YOUTH.
February 7, 2011
We all still remember the stunning performances of Sun Ra Arkestra at ZXZW in 2008 and it’s a pleasure to announce the return of Sun Ra legend Marshall Allen in the Paradox on March 16 2011. After the deaths of Sun Ra in 1993 and John Gilmore in 1995, saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Marshall Allen took over the [...]
April 13, 2010
Jazz drummer Steve Reid has died in New York at the age of 66. Steve Reid (January 29, 1944 – April 13, 2010) was an American jazz drummer who played with a wide range of artists including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra, and as a session drummer for Motown. [...]
March 23, 2010
September 26, 2009
You might remember the mighty mighty Sun Ra Arkestra was our central guest at Incubate. Here’s a nice video on the simularities between Sun Ra and Lightning Bolt.
July 4, 2009
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k4S3v21amc] Back in the days there was still jazz at No See Jazz and the public broadcasting organization broadcasted culture. Check out this great Sun Ra concert!
April 28, 2009
The spectacular performances of the Sun Ra Arkestra will be remembered for a long time by those happy enough to have witnessed one or more of the 6 perfomances they gave at ZXZW 2008. On this cool blog you can find several very interesting jazz downloads, and also the most famous movie of Sun Ra: [...]
November 4, 2008
“Last month the ZXZW Festival in Tilburg, Holland sent me an invitation to attend this year’s event to witness the Embassy of the Living Sun Ra, a week-long residency by the 15-piece Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen. I was able to attend the last four nights of musical delights and at [...]
September 23, 2008
Did a bunch of high box jumps onto the stage and risers, wall handstand push ups and stuff for a bit. Went and ate at the artist meal hall and then went and saw THE SUN RA ARKESTRA. Holy shit, I cried during their first song. Some of these guys have been with the band [...]
May 17, 2013
Trap is all the rage these days, sparking internet memes and making tiny white kids seem cooler by proxy. But as we all know, when a “new” genre comes to town -brandishing legitimately interesting music- people hurdle over each other to take that “new” genre and paste it on everything in sight… and it is terrifying. This all [...]