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Published: 2007/10/31

A Sun Ra Halloween

Readers still looking to solidify their Halloween plans have a few chances to
catch the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra in an intimate setting this week. The

orchestra, which is under the direction of longtime Sun Ra associate Marshall
Allen, will perform at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club tonight and tomorrow at
both 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Among the many Sun Ra associates performing
at the four shows is Michael Ray, who appeared on Trey Anastasio’s
Surrender to the Air project (as did Allen) and performed with Phish
on many occasions as part of The Cosmic Country Horns.
The collective has a long history of New York performances and has headlined
such venues as Sweet Basil, Lush Life and The Public Theatre on October 31. Sun
Ra himself also twice served as the Grand Marshall of the New York City
Halloween parade and his spirit will definitely be present this evening at the

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