The first box set collaboration between Transparency and MICHAEL D. ANDERSON of THE SUN RA Music Archive features nearly 17 hours of unreleased and ultra-rare studio and live music plus definitive Sun Ra spoken autobiographical commentary. Fifty sides from 78 rpm records were recently transferred for this project at Rutgers University. The sound quality on every track is perfect. Volume One examines Sun Ra’s early 1920s blues vocal and 1930s big band influences, his first recordings in 1946 as a piano sideman, his arrangements and compostions, Sun Ra as a singer in the late 1940s, his trio in 1949, creating sound for vocalists LAVERNE BAKER and JOE WILLIAMS, coaching THE HAMBONE KIDS in 1952 and the late 1940s Afro-Cuban influence of Perez Prado and other reare facts and musically unheard inclusions. Includes fourteen CDs and a 5”x10” paperback book (128 pages) in a large box.