Out now for UK Record Store Day

CEREMONIAL HEALING (RareNoise Records) by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi w/ Roswell Rudd

This recording brings together two core members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, its leader, saxophonist Marshall Allen as well as saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Danny Ray Thompson together with rising piano and keyboard stars Jamie Saft, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Balazs Pandi.

Recorded at the Potterville International Sound studio in NY State over three days in 2016, ‘Ceremonial Healing’ features the late Trombonist Roswell Rudd in one of his very last recorded appearances.

These recordings, a psychedelic three day free improvisation are tribute to the boundless power and legacy of the Sun Ra Arkestra and of Roswell Rudd achieved through the lens of an intergenerational collective improvisation and skill transfer to a new generation of visionary music shapers, pianist and keyboard player Jamie Saft, bassist Trevor Dunn and percussionist Balazs Pandi.

This album will be released as TRIPLE Colored VINYL in a specially conceived E-flute Pack.

Marshall Allen – alto saxophone, EWI
Danny Ray Thompson – baritone saxophone, percussion
Roswell Rudd – trombone
Jamie Saft – Fender Rhodes, synthesisers, organs, Mellotron
Trevor Dunn – acoustic bass
Balazs Pandi – drums

Recorded and Mixed by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound
Mastered by Vin Cin at Electric Plant Studios
Produced by Jamie Saft and Balazs Pandi
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
All Photos by Jamie Saft
Design by Graham Schreiner
All compositions written by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi except “The Summoning,” “Honoring the Healing Spiritis,” and “Rapid Transformation” by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi, and Roswell Rudd.
All compositions published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Special Thanks to Verna Gillis, The Starlite Motel, Noli Lymberopoulos

Rocking and grooving like if Sun Ra had joined forces with Deep Purple

– Jazz Trail



Celebrating the recent release of their third album, You Don’t Know the Life (RareNoise)

the refreshing looseness they bring to this and the prior outings, just letting the magic come to them – Something Else Reviews


  • 16.Apr – HAMBURG DE – Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Kleiner Saal
  • 17.Apr – HANNOVER DE – Kulturzentrum Pavillon
  • 18.Apr – WARSAW PL – 12on14 Jazz Club
  • 20.Apr – FERRAR IT – Jazz Club Ferrara
  • 23.Apr – LJUBLJIANA SI – Cankarjev Dom
  • 24.Apr – VIENNA AT – Porgy & Bess Jazz Music Club
  • 26.Apr – SINGEN DE – Kulturzentrum Gems
  • 27.Apr – WEIDEN DE – Bistrot Paris
  • 28.Apr – BOCHUM DE – Kunstmuseum Bochum

Pure loveliness, Saft’s organ a cool and cleansing breeze. – All About Jazz

Jamie Saft solo

Tour starts Saturday, February 2, in Kufstein, Austria:

02.Feb KUFSTEIN/Austria – Musikschule Kufstein
03.Feb WELS/Austria Spiegelsaal – Hotel Greif
04.Feb BOLZANO/Italy – Carambolage
06.Feb RIJKEVORSEL/Belgium De Singer
08.Feb HANNOVER/Germany – Tonhalle Hannover
09.Feb FIRENZE/Italy – A.P.S. “Vie Nuove Associazione di Promozione Sociale”

Review. “You Don’t Know the Life” – Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte. Praise for the album, written by Raul da Gama.  Full article here. 01.31.2019

“an album to die for”