Sun Ra Space Is The Place (1973)

Impulse!
  • New LP (180g) + Download Code 5362763£21.99
    Out of stock
  • CD IMP12492£7.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • 1. space is the place
  • 2. images
  • 3. discipline
  • 4. sea of sounds
  • 5. rocket number nine

Totally essential deep astro jazz with the full twenty minute version of the title track! One-of-a-kind, out-of-this-world, wonky space anthem! This is a classic album that stands as a definitive exemplar of its genre and Sun Ra is unquestionably one of the most idiosyncratic and innovative musicians to have caught you with the 'new thing'! Out of this world!

Highly recommended!

Other Releases by Sun Ra

Sun RaSleeping BeautyArt Yard
The holy grail of Sun Ra albums! Utterly essential deep jazz with vocals and Sun Ra on electric piano - this is up there with Lanquidity as one of his...
Sun RaGod Is More Than Love Can Ever Be (2018 Remastered Edition)Cosmic Myth
'God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be' is something of a rarity in the Sun Ra catalogue - a cohesive album with none of the stylistic eclecticism and musical...
Sun RaOn JupiterArt Yard
Back in stock! A mixture of live recording and studio post-production, 'On Jupiter' sounds unique to any other album Sun Ra made. The arkestra reflects...
Sun RaEl Is A Sound Of Joy / Black Sky And Blue MoonModern Harmonic
"El is A Sound of Joy" appeared on the very first Saturn LP, Super-Sonic Jazz. The “Joy” coda dovetails magically into the intro theme...
Sun RaHello Mr. SchimmelGearbox Records
A very special release for Record Store Day 2017: a previously unreleased Sun Ra solo piano improvisation recorded in June 1990 during an interview with...
Sun RaSpace Is The Place (Soundtrack)Sutro Park
Available on vinyl for the first time ever is the soundtrack to the legendary Sun Ra film, Space Is The Place. Featuring...
Sun RaSpaceways (RSD 16)Org Music
LP - £28.99Record Store Day 2016 Release. Receiving its first ever vinyl release for Record Store Day 2016, 'Spaceways' features live performances by...
    Sun RaJazz By Sun Ra (RSD 16)Poppydisc
    LP - £18.99Record Store Day 2016 Release. Limited edition RSD pressing (500 worldwide) on Neon Yellow Vinyl. 'Jazz By Sun Ra' was the debut album length...
      Sun RaWhen Sun Comes Out (1963)Saturn Research
      When Sun Comes Out finds Ra working with the Arkestra once more.T he sound is given a cosmological context and cut with an exotic ambience.
      Sun RaHoliday For Soul Dance (1970)Saturn Research
      This album of standards is delightful. It is only 32 minutes long and contains one vocal track. Recorded mid-60s, released by Ra in 1970.
      Sun RaContinuation (1963)El Saturn Records
      Hyper-rare El Saturn LP, recorded in 1963, early in the Arkestra's NY period. Sun Ra (piano, space organ); John Gilmore (tenor sax); Pat Patrick (baritone...
      Sun RaStrange Celestial Road (1980)Celestial Recordings
      The band Sun Ra had at the end of the '70s was surely the funkiest he ever had.
      Sun RaUniverse In Blue (1972)Saturn
      Featuring Arkestra stawarts John Gilmore (tenor sax) and June Tyson (vocals). 
      Sun RaMedia DreamsArt Yard
      Recorded in Italy in 1978 this is Sun Ra at his most obscure. The group features John Gilmore on sax, Luqman Ali on drums and Michael Ray on trumpet.
      Sun RaSpace ProbeArt Yard
      Interplanetary moog experiments from cosmic medium Sun Ra! Super rare avant-garde early 70's jazz set from Sun Ra featuring John Gilmore, Marshall Allen,...
      Sun RaAngels And Demons At Play (1967)Saturn Research
      Seminal deep jazz with 'Tiny Pyramids'. Recorded in Chicago late 50s - a true high point! All-star line-up, essential recording.
      Sun RaDisco 3000Art Yard
      Legendary session recorded in Milan in 1978, this quartet recording gives John Gilmore, Michael Ray and Luqman Ali the space to improvise and solo more...
      Sun RaThe Night Of The Purple MoonSaturn
      Super rare early 70s set Sun Ra with John Gilmore on percussion as well as tenor sax. Includes "Love In Outer Space". Super deep and funky! As featured...
      • Reissue LP£12.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • CD£13.99
        Out of stock
      Sun RaThe Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 2ESP
      This is Volume 2 of his Heliocentric World recordings dating from the 16th of November 1965. This is a very solid record which shows Sun-Ra's influences...
      Sun RaCosmos (1977)Inner City
      Recorded in Paris in 1976, this album has an eerie, outer space vibe. Featuring John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Danny Thompson...
      • CD£13.99
        Out of stock
      • Reissue LP£13.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Sun RaSun Ra And His Solar Arkestra Visits Planet EarthSaturn
      Reissue of incredibly rare 1966 album, beautifully done on 180 gram vinyl
      Sun RaAtlantisEvidence
      One of the first jazz releases to make prominent use of the clavinet, ATLANTIS (recorded between 1967 and '69) is another hallmark of bold experimentation...
      Sun RaMonorails And SatellitesSaturn Research
      Incredible album of solo piano from Ra!
      Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol. IISaturn
      Beautifully done reissue of this very rare album.

      Other Releases on Impulse!

      John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumImpulse!
      On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his classic quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary...
      John ColtraneImpressionsImpulse!
      Classic modal jazz album from the master of deep jazz and one of the most important performer/composers ever! Modal fans will love the tranquil, melancholic...
      Sons of KemetYour Queen Is A ReptileImpulse!
      Sons of Kemet’s third studio album, and first under the impulse! label! Shabaka Hutchings and his band incorporate sounds of spiritual jazz music, while...
      Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness (1971)Impulse!
      "Regardless of one's own musical standpoints or of the particular cosmology of one's beliefs, this is devotional music of the highest level, as it must...
      Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (1965)Impulse!
      First Impulse original pressing (first came out on ABC in 1957)
      Louis BellsonThunderbird (1966)Impulse!
      Impulse original vinyl, 1966. 2nd pressing
      John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard Again! (1966)Impulse!
      My Favourite Thing & Naima monster live recording. With Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali and Jimmy Garrison. Phew!
      John ColtraneKulu Se Mama (1966)Impulse!
      Original = first Stereo pressing black/orange label Impulse, Van Gelder stamp in wax, original Impulse inner.Brilliant little-known album from the king...
      • Original LP£50.00
        Out of stock
      • CD£7.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      John ColtraneAscension (1965)Impulse!
      Landmark free jazz album! An essential classic for any fan of 'new thing' improvisation! John Coltrane was one of the greatest player/composers the world...
      Albert AylerIn Greenwich Village (1967)Impulse!
      Two separate live recordings, the first at The Village Theatre features Alan Silva on bass, Beaver Harris on drums and Joel Friedman on cello. The second,...
      • New LP (180g) + Download Code£21.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Yusef LateefPsychicemotus (1965)Impulse!
      Superb mid-sixties album featuring a great version of Erik Satie's tranquil classic "First Gymnopedie"!
      • New LP (180g) + Download Code£21.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!
      100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and...
      Albert AylerNew Grass / Music Is The Healing Force Of The UniverseImpulse!
      Double CD of the bluesy "New Grass" album and the powerful but often ignored "Music is the Healing Force of the Universe".
      Alice ColtraneHuntington Ashram Monastery / World GalaxyImpulse!
      Two seminal, deep Alice Coltrane albums on one CD! 'Huntington Ashram Monastery' from 1969 is a trio outing with Ron Carter on bass and Rashied Ali on...
      Archie SheppThings Have Got To Change / The Cry Of My PeopleImpulse!
      Double CD of the powerfully spiritual "Things Have Got To Change" and "The Cry Of My People". Fierce African rhythms mix with free jazz and blues,...
      Alice ColtraneA Monastic Trio (1968)Impulse!
      First time vinyl re-issue of one of the the great debuts in jazzz history! Mesmeric, deep, spiritual Jazz featuring Pharoah Sanders! Alice Coltrane's...
      Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda (1971)Impulse!
      100% essential, C-L-A-S-S-I-C spiritual jazz album featuring Pharoah Sanders! Deep-as-it-gets, hypnotic, trance-like, spiritually uplifting music featuring...
      • New LP (180g)£16.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • CD£7.99
        Out of stock
      Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)Impulse!
      Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 on...
      Archie SheppFour For Trane (1964)Impulse!
      Archie Shepp's first major outing was recorded in August 1964 about a year before John Coltrane gathered some of these same players (Shepp and alto saxophonist...
      • CD£7.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • New LP (180g)£18.99
        Out of stock
      Archie SheppLive In San Francisco (1966)Impulse!
      Impulse, 66. This is a fantastic live album of one of Archie Shepp's most solid early bands, comprised of the great trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassists...
      John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!
      Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal...
      Alice ColtranePtah The El Daoud (1970)Impulse!
      ESSENTIAL deep jazz featuring Pharoah Sanders and Joe Henderson! This is a true classic of spiritual jazz from one of our favourite artists! Recorded...
      The John Coltrane QuartetAfrica/BrassImpulse!
      Lush 1961 album of post-bop modal jazz with a large band conducted by Eric Dolphy. Texturally unlike any other John Coltrane recording, this is a truly...
      • CD£7.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • Original LP£19.99
        Out of stock
      John Coltrane QuartetCrescent (1964)Impulse!
      Truly beautiful pre-'A Love Supreme' album from the master of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Classic modal jazz featuring the classic quartet line up with...
      John ColtraneMeditations (1966)Impulse!
      Beautiful, intense, spiritual jazz from the master! This is a landmark album for John Coltrane, recorded in his 'classic period' just after his masterpiece...
      Pharoah SandersThembi (1971)Impulse!
      Classic deep jazz album that incudes the tranquil "Astral Travelling", the beautiful "Thembi" and features Lonnie Liston Smith and Michael White! All...

      People also bought

      Sun RaLanquidityPhilly Jazz
      The best Sun Ra album! Super-deep, funky odd-ball jazz with spooky whispered vocals! Cult classic deep experimental jazz with an outer-space alien groove!...
      • Reissue LP£13.99
        Out of stock
      Dubstep Allstars Vol. 3Kode 9Tempa
      Kode 9 and Spaceape takes us on a dark & twisted adventure into the realms of dubstep. Featuring Digital Mystikz, Skeam, Loefah and more. Future music,...
      • CD£9.99
        Out of stock
      The J.B.'sFood For Thought (1972)People
      Probably the best J.B's album in the world ! Full of great tracks.Every track on this album is a funk classic - 'Pass the Peas', 'Gimme Some More' 'Hot...
       
        Lee PerryMegaton Dub 2 (1984)Upsetter Series
        Heavyweight dub album from Lee Perry's Black Ark Studios, originally released in 1984 featuring a killer dub of The Congos "Row Fisherman Row" and...
         
          Fred Wesley And The J.B.'sDamn Right I Am SomebodyPeople
          Essential funk album, includes the classic "Blow Your Head" ! As serious as it gets - "Damn Right", 'Blow Your Head", "Same Beat", "Watergate' and more....
          • New LP (180g)£13.99
            In stockAdd to Bag
          • LP + 7"£24.99
            Out of stock
          DisruptThe Bass Has Left The BuildingJahtari
          ‘The Bass Has Left The Building’ is the long-awaited sequel to Disrupt's debut album ‘Foundation Bit’, which appeared on the wonderful...
          • LP£12.99
            Out of stock
           
            Dorothy AshbyAfro-Harping (1968)Cadet
            Definitive deep funky album from harpist Dorothy Ashby. Excellent late 60's soulful jazz harp recorded for Chess with arrangements by Richard Evans and...
            • Reissue LP£13.99
              Out of stock
            • CD£13.99
              Out of stock
            The Mystic Revelation of RastafariThe Spiritual Roots of ReggaeRetro
            Legendary first and still the most popular Nyahbinghi album, if you don't own this already you really do need this in your collection. The real Roots music...
             
              Lloyd MillerA Lifetime In Oriental JazzJazzman
              Awesome spiritual, modal & ethnic jazz from the pioneer of the genre, Lloyd Miller! This is the definitive anthology of pioneering ethno-musicologist,...
              • CD£11.99
                Out of stock
              James MasonRhythm of Life (1977)Chiaroscuro
              Absolutely essential jazz funk album! A rare groove classic and the only album James Mason recorded. Every track's a winner but look out for "Sweet...
              • Reissue LP£13.99
                Out of stock
               
                TropicaliaA Brazilian Revolution in SoundSoul Jazz Records
                Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound. Tropicalia is one of the most significant cultural movements in Brazil encompassing music, film, visual art...
                • Deluxe CD£11.99
                  Out of stock
                • 2×LP£18.99
                  Out of stock
                Weldon IrvineCosmic Vortex (1974)BMG
                100% Stone-cold rare groove classic. "Walk that Walk" is a heavyweight monster tune. ESSENTIAL!By 1974, 31 year-old Weldon Irvine was ready for the next...
                • Reissue LP£13.99
                  Out of stock
                • CD£11.99
                  Out of stock
                Gaslamp KillerI Spit on Your GraveLow End theory
                --------------BACK IN STOCK-------------- ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE MIXES OF THE YEAR RETURNS... Great limited new release from the man on everyones's lips...
                • CD£9.99
                  Out of stock
                Le Frank O Keep On Gettin' Down Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe
                This unique 7" single is ONLY available to customers to the Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites or retail store!It is...
                • 7"£9.99
                  Out of stock
                Weldon IrvineLiberated Brother (1972)Nodlew Music
                Words cannot describe the beauty of Weldon Irvine's music. 'Liberated Brother' (later covered by Horace Silver) is one of two seminal albums released on...
                 
                  Pharoah SandersKarma (1969)Impulse!
                  Over half an hour of "The Creator Has A Master Plan"! Leon Thomas on vocals joins the Pharoah for one of the greatest collaborations in deep, spiritual...
                  • CD£7.99
                    Out of stock
                  King KurkObstaclesUpstir Records
                  Top new vocal roots cut on a relick of "Cool Collie" riddim. Fresh roots from Jamaica on new label Upstir Records. All releases come with thick card company...
                  • 7"£7.99
                    Out of stock
                  Jorge BenJorge Ben (1969)Polysom
                  Samba soul classic from Jorge Ben! One of his greatest albums, and a true treasure through and through! The tunes explode with an amazing sense of energy...
                  • LP (180 gram)£32.99
                    Out of stock
                  Alice Coltrane With StringsWorld Galaxy (1972)ABC Records
                  Awesome deep, spiritual album featuring Alice alongside Frank Lowe, Leroy Jenkins, Reggie Workman and large orchestra. Includes her take on "A Love Supreme"...