Visions (Sun Ra album)

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Visions
Sun ra visions.jpg
Studio album by
Released1978
RecordedJuly 11, 1978
StudioC.I. Recording Studio, NYC
GenreJazz
Length61:34
LabelSteepleChase Records
SCS 1126
ProducerWalt Dickerson
Sun Ra chronology
Disco 3000
(1978)
Visions
(1978)
Lanquidity
(1978)
Walt Dickerson chronology
To My Queen Revisited
(1978)
Visions
(1978)
Landscape with Open Door
(1978)
Original Cover
Visions (Original LP).jpg

Visions is a duet album issued on LP format credited to Walt Dickerson (with Sun Ra) and later reissued on CD credited to Sun Ra and Walt Dickerson.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[5]

In his review for AllMusic, Stewart Mason stated "Visions matches Walt Dickerson's cool vibes with Sun Ra's idiosyncratic piano in a way that shows both men's contrasting styles to surprisingly cohesive effect. ... Fans of Sun Ra's outer space mythology and chanting lyrics will have to look elsewhere for their fun, but fans of Ra's exceptionally gifted and distinctive free jazz piano playing should be fascinated. Dickerson, one of the few jazz vibraphonists to have little audible debt to Lionel Hampton, also plays with his characteristic exploratory but controlled style".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Walt Dickerson.

  1. "Astro" – 7:50
  2. "Utopia" – 8:10
  3. "Visions" – 2.50
  4. "Constructive Neutrons" – 10:10
  5. "Space Dance" – 8:10
  6. "Light Years" – 15:18 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Prophesy" – 9:06 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SteepleChase Records discography accessed March 29, 2017
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, M., Walt Dickerson discography accessed March 29, 2017
  3. ^ SteepleChase Productions ApS accessed March 29, 2017
  4. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. Visions – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 61. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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