SUN RA: a Joyful Noise. One of the greatest movies ever made about jazz. Not Now. CommunitySee all.
This hour-long documentary from cinematographer Robert Mugge features the avant-garde and free jazz of Sun Ra and his Arkestra at various locations throughout their native Philadelphia. The film not only examines their public performance persona, but also the bandmembers' respective roles as private citizens and community leaders throughout the Germantown section of Philly.
Storyline:Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, . between 1978 and 1980. I would have preferred more insights, frankly, and less music.
Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, . The resulting 60-minute film includes multiple public and private performances, poetry readings, a band rehearsal, interviews, and extensive improvisations. Transferred to HD from the original 16mm film and lovingly restored for the best possible viewing experience. Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, . The resulting 60-minute film includes multiple public and private.
Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise is to be reissued on DVD and Blu-ray via MVD Entertainment. Robert Mugge’s 1980 documentary on Sun Ra and his Arkestra was the result of two years spent shooting the ensemble and their leader. He filmed live performances at Baltimore’s Famous Ballroom, Danny’s Hollywood Palace in Philadelphia, and on the roof of Philadelphia’s International House
A Joyful Noise is the fifth and final studio album by American indie rock band Gossip. It was released on May 11, 2012, by Columbia Records. The album was produced by Xenomania founder Brian Higgins.
This approach would come to be called Afrofuturism-and it’s embodied in Sun Ra’s first album, 1957’s Jazz By Sun Ra Vol. 1 (later reissued as Sun Song). Billed under the name the Arkestra, which reflected both his big-band roots and his eschatological worldview, the album became the opening shot of a dizzying array of releases. And like Kuti and Clinton, Sun Ra let his stage shows and costumes grow increasingly elaborate. As Sun Ra explains in A Joyful Noise, All planet Earth produces is the dead bodies of humanity. That’s its only creation. Everything else comes from outer space, from unknown regions.
Movie Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (1980) Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, . between 1978 and 1980 Please Bookmark If You Like HDvix.
In 1972, Sun Ra recorded an album called Space Is the Place, as well as an experimental science fiction movie of the same name. The album, led by the 21-minute title track, was released in 1973, and endures as one of his most popular and influential works. The film, directed by John Coney, was released in 1974, and is often cited as a seminal work of Afrofuturism. The Arkestra recorded an original soundtrack for the film (unrelated to the Space Is the Place album), and it was eventually released on CD in the '90s
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- Copyright (c) – Rhapsody Films, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Rhapsody Films
- Design [Package Designed By] – Bret Wood
- Film Director [Produced And Directed By] – Robert Mugge
- Liner Notes – Jon Pareles
Notes1980 Color 60 Min.
© 1991 Rhapsody Films, Inc. on cassette.
© 1998 Rhapsody Films on back cover.
At least SECAM, may be also PAL but no mention.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 7 45475 90133 8
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|MVD7502BR||Sun Ra||A Joyful Noise (Blu-ray, RE)||MVD Visual||MVD7502BR||US||2015|
|9013||Sun Ra||A Joyful Noise (VHS, PAL)||Rhapsody Films||9013||UK||Unknown|
|WHE71133||Sun Ra||A Joyful Noise (VHS, NTSC)||WinStar||WHE71133||US||1998|