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The Imperative

by Joe Sorbara

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released October 15, 2017

Jay Hay - tenor saxophone
Karen Ng - tenor saxophone
Joe Sorbara - drums, percussion

music by Joe Sorbara
after "The Imperative" by Sun Ra

Ra’s complete poem can be found in
Sun Ra: Collected Works Vol. I - Immeasurable Equation
edited by Adam Abraham

recorded by Leon Taheny at Union Sound Company
Alex Gamble, assistant engineer

mastered by Fedge

produced by Joe Sorbara
cover art by Jen Bulthuis


This music is dedicated to the life and work of Sun Ra

with my sincere appreciation to Karen and Jay for the incredible gift of
your music, energy, time, and friendship

and to Victoria, Reine, Nico, and to Jill: Thank you for your love, for your support, and for inspiring me every day.


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Oval Window Records Toronto, Ontario

Oval Window Records came to life in the Southern Cross Lounge of the Tranzac Club in Toronto in 2003 when Joe Sorbara came to the decision that the music of Saint Dirt Elementary School, who were playing another brilliant set, needed to be documented.

The label continues to run on an almost-non-existent budget coupled with a good dose of hope.

There is more music to come. Thanks for listening.
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