Music Around Town

Sun Ra Arkestra/Bobby Selvaggio Quartet

When: Fri., Nov. 6, 8 p.m. 2015

It’s been more than 20 years since jazz pioneer Sun Ra departed this plane, but his Arkestra plays on. True to form, the ensemble remains a fluid project as lineup changes are the group’s only constant. The as-yet-uninitiated should pick up this year’s Live at Babylon, a sterling collection of mostly Ra-penned classics performed under the direction of Marshall Allen. It’s a tightly crafted set, anchored at points by the mind-bending “Ra #2” and exotic space lounge trip of “Satellites are Spinning,” along with the rest of the disc’s high-water marks. The Arkestra is still swinging, but it’s not like they show up in Cleveland everyday. Go check them out. (Sandy)

Price: $22 ADV, $25 DOS

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