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The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 (RSD18)


record store day exclusive 2018 - green / red 2LP

Released: 21st Apr 2018

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this set pairs ‘cymbals’ - Originally recorded for the Impulse! jazz label in ’73 - with a 2nd disc of unheard material from the same sessions: ‘symbols sessions’.

Hear Ra’s Baroque soundscapes, electrolytic clusters and dithering Moogs catalyse images of monoliths, space stations, computers malfunctioning and galaxies imploding on two compact saucers, with liner notes by known Ra-fficianado Brother Cleve! Making its debut here, the 2nd disc is culled from a mysterious tape recorded during the same time frame and with many of the same musicians (though no Ronnie Boykins; Ra provides keyboard bass). Could this be one of the unissued Impulse! LPs? Quite probable. The tape box only lists the song titles.

The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 (RSD18)