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, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte – “You Don’t Know the Life”  is out now on RareNoise Records:  gatefold green vinyl, cd digipak, and in the digital. Art and design by Steven Erdman with additional layout assistance by Graham Schreiner.

Buy it directly from the label, find it at Amazon, Apple, Spotify, or ask your local record shop to order it.

  1. Re:Person I Know 04:30
  2. Dark Squares 05:41
  3. Water From Breath 04:22
  4. You Don’t Know The Life 06:09
  5. Ode To A Green Frisbee 02:12
  6. The Cloak 04:19
  7. Stable Manifold 03:16
  8. The Break Of The Flat Land 03:56
  9. Moonlight In Vermont 03:07
  10. Alfie 03:37

Review from SENTIREASCOLTARE, music journal, Italy.  Read the full article here.

“I see a leader!”

Jamie Saft’s solo tour of Austria, Italy, Belgium, and Germany begins 02.February.  Details via Songkick, Facebook, with Saudades.



Rolling Stone:  Winter Jazzfest 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw

Reviews of the performance by Jamie Saft, Bradley Jones, Nasheet Waits, Bill McHenry at Soho Playhouse on January 11, 2019.

Read the full review.  “Jamie Saft’s Timeless Swing” – 01/14/19

This one was pure class.


Read the full review.   With photography by © Clara Pereira and text by Filipe Freitas

…tunes that easily reached the heart and uplifted the soul…