I present you the master of time and space himself, Mr. Sun Ra... Assim começa o concerto de Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Arkestra at the Ann Arbour Blues and Jazz Festival in Exile, 1974:
Sun Ra's appearances at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festivals of the early 70s are legendary. His explosive avant-jazz Arkestra hit the stage in a riot of color and sound that made a cosmic connection with his first major American festival audience and won him a whole new following. The 1973 Festival featured Sun Ra's Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra in a program of new material and tested compositions. Organized into a spell-binding suite, the show was punctuated by soloists John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Aktal Ebah, Eloe Omoe, and the Space Ethnic Voices. Released for the first time by Total Energy Records. This is the third and last entry in the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival, The Sun Ra Trilogy, produced by John Sinclair in agreement with the late Alton Abraham. This time the year is 1974 and the program of the evening includes some of the Arkestra's greatest hits plus one number which is thought to have never been recorded before, the daring anthem titled It Is Forbidden. As usual, this performance is previously unreleased.