Fly By Night 282: Space Capsule

Steve the Fly takes a capsule full of vinyl discs on a trip around the turntable, pushing Sun Ra-inspired music old and new from The Heliocentrics, Young Jazz Rebels, Mark Holder, Don Ralke, Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra, Merging Traffic, Keith Jarrett, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 3, 2015 [18562]


The Heliocentrics: Telepathic Routine

Young Jazz Rebels: The Wind

Mark Holder: Mix Up Cup

The Heliocentrics: Trust The Cosmos (Believe In The Universe)

Don Ralke: Ritual Of The Cobra

Young Jazz Rebels: For Brother Sun Ra

Sun Ra: Springtime Again

The Heliocentrics: The Cavern

Young Jazz Rebels: Slave Riot (Parts 4-6)

Merging Traffic: Mr. Magic

Young Jazz Rebels: Young Day

Sun Ra: Images (Live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival)

Keith Jarrett: De Drums

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Rock Out



Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt


© 2015, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.


John Sinclair Radio Show 778: Thelonious

Episode 778 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor in celebration of the 101st birthday of Thelonious Monk with some early recordings by Monk, a poem of mine, cuts from Dave McMurray’s new Blue Note Records album, and three by Yusef Lateef as performed by McMurray at the Wright Museum of African American History earlier this month.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Advantage Living Center, Warren MI, October 24, 2018 [18561]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Sinclair: fly right

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious

Thelonious Monk: Well You Needn’t

Thelonious Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Thelonious Monk: Bye-Ya

Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy

Dave McMurray: Detroit Theme/Detroit 3

Dave McMurray: Naked Walk

Dave McMurray: Bop City D

Dave McMurray: Music Is Life (Live It)

Yusef Lateef: Yusef’s Mood

Yusef Lateef: Belle Isle

Yusef Lateef: Eastern Market

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me



Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Michael Simmons & Charles Ezra Farrell


© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation