Angels and Demons at Play

Sun Ra will be 100 years old as of tomorrow. The event I’m most curious is the 100 sax players in Chicago. Tootie Heath told us a story about Ra recently: Right before being pushed in the back of a police cruiser following a bust for possession of marijuana, Herman Blount turned, looked the arresting officer right in the eye, and said, “This is the unfriendliest planet I’ve ever been on.”