Original Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra album art proof sheet for "My Brother the Wind," 1970

Chicago: El Saturn Records, 1970. Original album art proof sheet for the Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra's 1970 album "My Brother The Wind," printed in red-orange ink, 1970.

Recorded in 1969, the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which seems apropos, "My Brother the Wind" was released the same year, and with the same lineup (Sun Ra, Danny Davis, Marshall Allen, and John Gilmore), as its companion album "Night of the Purple Moon" by Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Orchestra. Both releases showcase Ra's early work with the sonic possibilities of the nascent Moog synthesizer, "My Brother the Wind" presenting the freer sessions, with Ra utilizing two mini-Moogs throughout, as opposed to the more orchestrated (though no less playful) "Night of the Purple Moon," which feature Ra on the mini-Moog and Rock-Si-Chord . Followed up in 1971 with "My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2," which features a fourteen piece iteration of Ra's Arkestra, and Ra's further experimentation with the possibilities of the Moog synthesizer, an instrument which seemed practically made for Ra. An essential early Sun Ra Moog release.

19 x 13.25 inches. Near Fine.

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