Nothing Is

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Nothing Is
Live album by Sun Ra
Released 1970
Recorded May 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 39:42 (original release)
Label ESP-Disk
Sun Ra chronology
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume Two
(1965)
Nothing Is
(1966)
Strange Strings
(1966)

Nothing Is is a live album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Sun Ra recorded in 1966 and released on the ESP-Disk label in 1970.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Sun Ra and his Arkestra issued only a handful of titles on the groundbreaking indie ESP-Disk label. Each title respectively contains some of their most expressive musical statements to date".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sun Ra

12" Vinyl[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Dancing Shadows" - 9:50
  2. "Imagination" - 1:53
  3. "Exotic Forest" - 9:50

Side B:

  1. "Sun Ra and His Band from Outer Space" - 1:58
  2. "Shadow World" - 13:48
  3. "Theme of the Stargazers" - 0:40
  4. "Outer Spaceways Incorporated" - 1:42
  5. "Next Stop Mars" - 0:38
  • Track lengths on cover differ significantly from actual playing times given above.
  • This version is also available on CD (without the bonus tracks below) as ZYX-Music / ESP 1045-2.

CD Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Velvet" - 7:20
  2. "Outer Nothingness" - 15:43
  3. "We Travel the Spaceways" - 1:30
  • Recorded live on tour of New York state colleges in March 1966.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sun Ra discography accessed July 20, 2010
  2. ^ a b Planer, L. Allmusic Review accessed July 20, 2010