US fusion outfit the Sun Ra Arkestra have teamed up with Harper Simon, the son of legendary folk musician Paul Simon, and Canadian vocalist King Khan for a brand new track We Are The People Of Myths.
We Are The People Of Myths forms part of Simon’s multi-genre, multi-media collective Meditations On Crime, an ongoing project that has thus far featured members of Pixies, Animal Collective and Gang Gang Dance. The Sun Ra Akestra/King Khan collaboration was co-recorded, arranged and produced by Simon with the late, legendary music producer Hal Willner in one his final sessions.
Harper Simon says, «I’d always wanted to work with the Sun Ra Arkestra, and I knew Hal Willner had worked with them a lot. I reached out to Hal to see if he might be able to co-produce a couple tracks with me and the Arkestra. He set it up for me and I was really over the moon. It was a bit intimidating to write for them as I had never written for a jazz ensemble before, much less the legendary Arkestra, but I composed two pieces for them; melodic motifs and arrangements and a loose structure for them to improvise over». Saturn».Sun Ra Arkestra & Harper Simon with thr new single We Are The People Of The Myth,
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