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Sun Ra, Known for Novelty, Was No Novelty Act

Legendary musician and band-leader Sun Ra died Sunday at the age 79; we pay tribute to his otherworldly brand of jazz with an excerpt from a concert he performed six years ago in Philadelphia

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Other segments from the episode on June 4, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 4, 1993: Interview with Stan Sesser; Interview with Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes; Tribute to Sun Ra.

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