Across the history of jazz, there was no wilder, more future-forward composer and performer than Sun Ra. Known as much for his wild on-stage persona as his innovative compositions, Sun Ra was the avant-garde bleeding edge of the jazz genre, introducing modal composition and electronic instrumentation before almost anyone else - not to mention bringing the space age to life with his obsession with all things extraterrestrial. Across more than 50 LPs released in his lifetime and countless posthumously, Sun Ra has charted a course to space and far, far beyond. The Sun Ra archive release Interplanetary Melodies: Doo Wop from Saturn and Beyond, Vol. One focuses on his singular work with doo wop groups like the Cosmic Rays, Nu Sounds and The Qualities.