Chicago reed player and free jazz heavyweight Ken Vandermark never seems to run out of ideas for new projects. One that had been simmering at the back of his mind for some time was the notion of putting together a band that would pay homage to two of his biggest influences: the late great interstellar traveler and free jazz pioneer Sun Ra and that merry band of funky freaks known as Funkadelic. In early 2000, that's exactly what he did, recruiting super-bassist Nate McBride and drummer Hamid Drake (best known for his work with Fred Anderson Quartet) to form Spaceways Incorporated.
Thirteen Cosmic Standards By Sun Ra & Funkadelic
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