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Sun Ra’s Space is the Place: Bad and Beautiful

Sun Ra in Space is the Place

Believe it or not, there is a movie that spent less time on theater screens than the 1987 Bill Cosby vehicle Leonard, Part 6. Space Is the Place, a 1974 film starring yours and my favorite Saturn-born jazz pianist, Sun Ra, landed in and flew out of theaters quicker than it might have taken say, Skitch Henderson, to leave a live Sun Ra Arkestra performance.

More’s the pity.

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