USA, 1978, jazz fusion
Sun Ra – Lanquidity: This album gave me a random music showerthought: there’s prog rock, prog pop, prog folk etc etc but there’s no “progressive jazz”. I guess that’s because jazz is by nature progressive? I guess I thought this because I’ve been listening to a lot of 50s jazz lately, and it sounds more straightforward than this album. Also, my ears are starting to be able to pick out jazz elements, so I can hear earlier influences as a base for fusion. This album goes off the rails so delightfully in spots, and that last track is like a jazz seance inside a flying saucer.