A second edition of Hartmut Geerken's Omniverse Sun Ra will be published by Art Yard this October
Art Yard Press is set to publish a new and revised edition of Omniverse Sun Ra by Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent. Originally published in 1994, Omniverse has been described as a "definitive hitch-hiker’s guide to the Sun Ra galaxy”. It is a comprehensive reference book with a pictorial and annotated discography including alphabetical record title, composition and record label indexes, as well as articles by Amiri Baraka, Chris Cutler, Salah Ragab, Sigrid Hauff, and more. The book also features photography from Val Wilmer and Geerken, including pictures documenting encounters with Sun Ra and The Arkestra in Heliopolis, Cairo, in 1971. This new hardback edition has a fully updated discography by Chris Trent.
Art Yard is a record and publishing company that formed in 2004 to reissue rare Sun Ra records. More information can be found on their Facebook page.