Sun Ra’s Arkestra Nominated for Grammy

Source: CBS 42.

The Arkestra, which has continued to tour and record since his death in 1993, was recently nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for “Swirling,” the group’s first album in over 20 years. The nomination is the first for the band in its nearly 60-year history, going back to when it was first started in Chicago in the mid-1950s.