Sun Ra Arkestra share new single ‘Chopin’; upcoming album Living Sky out in October

Sun Ra Arkestra are in it for the long haul, never ceasing to amaze us. With legendary old alto saxophonist Marshall Allen as musical director for more than two decades, the collective continues to spread their interstellar magic, exploring and pushing the boundaries of jazz, both musically and conceptually. Following last year’s Grammy-nominated album Swirling, Sun Ra Arkestra are releasing their new album Living Sky on October 7th through Omni Sound.

Ahead of the album’s release, they have shared new single ‘Chopin’, which marks the first studio recording of Sun Ra’s elaboration of ‘Prelude in A Major’ of the Frédéric Chopin’s “miniature Opus 28 No. 7″.  “‘Chopin’ was one of Sun Ra’s features for the lyrical wizardry of Marshall’s alto, the originator of Avant Garde saxophone, truly a wonder to behold at the age 98,” stated baritone saxophonist Knoel Scott. “This freshened arrangement of this Sun Ra Classic is a testament to the vintaged mastery of Marshall Allen and is truly reflective of his position as a keeper of the Sun Ra Legacy.”

Listen to ‘Chopin’ below and straight after listen to the previously released first single ‘Somebody Else’s Idea’.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Aquaserge

There’s just over two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.


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Performing Saturday 11th November at EKKO

The wonderful and thrilling musical universe of Toulouse’s experimental pop band Aquaserge sprawls across a number of influences and genres, from pop and 60s/70s rock to free jazz and noise. A supergroup of sorts, with an ever evolving cast of incredible musicians, they’ve released Laisse ça être earlier this year and we love the album to bits. Have a look at their recommendations for the festival, with a few words from the band.

“First of all, it’s very rare, and we are very happy to be invited to play at a festival with such a quality line up. Picking acts was no easy task…”


Sun Ra Arkestra

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“for the power of the orchestra, which goes in all directions”


Lili Boulanger – ‘Du fond de l’abîme’ performed by Radio Philharmonic Orchestra


Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg

“it’s very rare to be able to listen to her music”


Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk, curated by Perfume Genius


Film: Incident at Restigouche


Showing Sunday 12th November at Louis Hartlooper Complex, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart


Juana Molina

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“simply an exceptional artist”


Richard Youngs

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Performing Friday 10th November at LE:EN, curated by Grouper

“a collaborator of our friend Makoto Kawabata, a unique guitar sound”


Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.