Live In Kalisz 1986

Lanquidity Records

It was one of the most peculiar landings of the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Time: 7 December 1986, Polish People’s Republic, still separated from the West by the Iron Curtain. It's a grey and poor twilight of a real socialism era. In three years the Eastern Bloc would collapse, but what still occupies the minds of Poles now is mostly the martial law imposed by the Pro-Moscow regime in 1981, when the country wanted to free itself from the influence of the Soviet Union.

Place: Kalisz, one of the oldest Polish cities dating back to the 10th century, historically connected with the first kings of Poland, grew into a multinational centre with time as not only the Czech Brethren escaping the Habsburg monarchy found refuge here, but also prominent rabbis known across Europe used to operate and expound in the local Jewish community. In the 20th century Kalisz became a provincial city and its presence in the cultural life of Poland was most significantly marked with the International Jazz Piano Festival. It was during the 13th edition of the festival that Sun Ra Arkestra performed.

Infinity Drum Intro / Discipline 27-II
Children of the Sun
Improvised I
Yeah Man!
Improvised II
Unititled Blues
I’ll Never Be the Same
Prelude to a Kiss
Mack the Knife
Outro (Drum Solo)