Rakestar – RA SUGAR – again

RAKESTAR arkestra returns to Raw Sugar
playing music of the fairy godfather of space-jazz, Sun Ra.

Don Cummings, Hammond organ
Jamie Gullikson, drums
Mike Essoudry, drums
Scott Warren, spirits
Ra-b Frayne, tenor sax
(David) Broscoe, alto, bari sax
Linsey Wellman, alto sax
John Sobol, tenor, bari sax, poetic outbursts
Rory Magill, xylophone

Friday, December 11
Starts at 8:00 and finishes at 11:00

692 Somerset W. of Bronson, under the Chinese Arch



Ottawa, Canada, Planet Earth

The brand new 2015 edition!

David Broscoe – alto sax, baritone sax, maybe clarinet, bassoon, electronics, hats
Don Cummings – Hammond B3 organ
Jamie Gullikson – drums, percussion
John Sobol – tenor sax, baritone sax, maybe some choice words
Linsey Wellman – alto sax, flutes, maybe bass clarinet
Mike Essoudry – drums, percussion, clarinet
Rob Frayne – tenor sax, synthesizer
Rory Magill – xylophone, percussion, maybe trombone
Scott Warren – drums, percussion, tapes, loops

Some Ra — CD

spl123largeRake-star’s CD Some Ra released by Spool, 2004. Buy it from Squidco

Rake-star demonstrate that they can take the music of a shining star like Sun Ra,  apply their own artistic acumen, and come up with…aesthetically high caliber music” Coda Magazine

“Sound quality is very fine: the ensemble is spread across the stereo spectrum; each instrument is easy to isolate. Fans of Sun Ra should definitely investigate — this is not just another tribute, it’s a pretty fine one”  All About Jazz

“Canadians who look and sound like they just arrived from Saturn” (Top picks, 2006)  Village Voice