Album: Monorails and Satellites, Vol. 1
Sun Ra, a piano man not of this world. “The Changing Wind,” like most of Monorails and Satellites, sounds like honky-tonk at some Ziggy salon. With a piano that comes from Saturn, Sun Ra plays aggressively, but with care. He knows he can slay the piano, and he knows that you know that he can slay. Yet he holds back, choosing emotion over flash. Wobbly, yet oddly comforting.