Winner of Studioprojekt Jazz by the Berliner Senat
Funded by the Initiative Musik
CD-Release at Enja-Yellowbird
20th anniversary of death of Sun Ra
100th birthday of Sun Ra
CD-Release in spring 2012 at Enja Yellowbird
Christian Magnusson (tp)
Kathrin Lemke (as)
Dirk Steglich (fl/ ts)
Andreas Dormann (bar)
Florian Juncker (tb)
Niko Meinhold (p/ space-keys)
Mike Majkowski (b)
Philipp Bernhardt (dr)
Herman “Sonny” Blount is better known to most people under the name Sun Ra. At some point in time, he descended to earth from outer space (point of origin: Saturn) and together with his “Arkestra”, he created unique, intergalactic compositions.
The eight-member group Heliocentric Counterblast (point of origin: Berlin) devotes itself to his music. They teamed up two years ago and have meanwhile developed their own cosmic jazz sound.
How did Sun Ra accurately phrase it? “We must make music that withstands bad vibes from other planets”. So be it.
A Call for Demons