The Magic City is an album by the American jazz musician Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra. Recorded in two sessions in 1965, the record was released on Ra's own Saturn label in 1966. The record was reissued by Impulse! in 1973, and on compact disc by Evidenc
Jumpin' in the Night storms out of the gate with the title song, a top-shelf rocker that brings the muscle of the Flamingo-era lineup of the Groovies to the more style-conscious British Invasion sonics of Cyril Jordan's version.
Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt left behind their careers in academia to form the influential group in the late 60s. Together with Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit and Malcolm Mooney, they recorded Monster Movie in a castle near Cologne in 1968.
A perfect mix of wild garage, offbeat influences (for the times) and French twisted '60s pop, all done in their own original and even eccentric style: savage but well read, loose but subtle. A must have for garage lovers and literate rockers!