Lanquidity Records proudly presents:
SUN RA ARKESTRA - LIVE IN KALISZ (POLAND) 1986
It was one of the most peculiar landings of the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Time: 7 December 1986, Polish People’s Republic, still separated from the West by the Iron Curtain. It's a grey and poor twilight of a real socialism era. In three years the Eastern Bloc would collapse, but what still occupies the minds of Poles now is mostly the martial law imposed by the Pro-Moscow regime in 1981, when the country wanted to free itself from the influence of the Soviet Union.
Place: Kalisz, one of the oldest Polish cities dating back to the 10th century, historically connected with the first kings of Poland, grew into a multinational centre with time as not only the Czech Brethren escaping the Habsburg monarchy found refuge here, but also prominent rabbis known across Europe used to operate and expound in the local Jewish community. In the 20th century, Kalisz became a provincial city and its presence in the cultural life of Poland was most significantly marked with the International Jazz Piano Festival. It was during the 13th edition of the festival that Sun Ra Arkestra performed (...)
Artwork: Jacek Walesiak / UVMW
Fonts: Ouroboros by Ariel Martin Perez, Nocturne Serif by Mateusz Machalski
Photos: Roman Kozłowski