Just discovered Sun Ra’s recording at Haverford College, 1980. The story of this record is bonkers.

Students running concert series book jazz after previous acts flop - the Talking Heads! (Elvis Costello was also booked but cancelled after said flop) 🤦.

Ra appears suddenly after cancelling two weeks prior. The only available piano is an electric Fender Rhodes. Ra fiddles around on the spot backstage.

Resulting performance is mesmerizing, chill, masterful.…