Mayan Temples

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Mayan Temples
Mayan Temples album cover.jpg
Studio album by Sun Ra Arkestra
Released 1990
Recorded July 24 & 25, 1990
Genre Jazz
Length 79:03
Label Black Saint
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Sun Ra chronology
Live in London 1990
(1990)
Mayan Temples
(1990)
Pleiades
(1990)

Mayan Temples is an album by American composer, bandleader and keyboardist Sun Ra recorded in 1990 in Italy. Released on the Black Saint label,[1] it was the final studio recording of Sun Ra's career.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "One of the finest Sun Ra recordings from his final years, this effort is particularly recommended due to the many Ra keyboard solos and John Gilmore features... Overall, this is a fine all-around studio set."[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sun Ra except as indicated
  1. "Dance of the Language Barrier" - 3:58
  2. "Bygone" - 5:15
  3. "Disciple No. 1" - 4:57
  4. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 7:02
  5. "Prelude to Stargazers" - 5:17
  6. "Mayan Temples" - 7:40
  7. "I'll Never Be The Same" (Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli) - 4:57
  8. "Stardust from Tomorrow" - 3:38
  9. "El Is a Sound of Joy" - 5:26
  10. "Time After Time" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 4:21
  11. "Opus in Springtime" - 6:41
  12. "Theme of the Stargazers" - 14:09
  13. "Sunset on the Nile" - 5:42
  • Recorded at Mondial Sound, Milano, Italy on July 24 & 25, 1990.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sun Ra discography accessed July 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 21, 2010