Marshall Allen Interview

Source: Beat Magazine.

There’s always an element of improvisation and flexibility to Arkestra performances; now, the Arkestra are bringing a mixture of familiar and new free jazz compositions to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

When saxophonist Marshall Allen joined Sun Ra and his Arkestra in 1958, manned spaceflight was still a dream. As times changed, so did the Arkestra’s music – always remaining a few steps ahead of the present.