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Swirling is the first album in over 20 years from the Sun Ra Arkestra, now led by 96-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Swirling,' Marshall Allen Keeps The Sun Ra Arkestra Soaring Through Space

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"In my music I speak of unknown things, impossible things, ancient things, potential things," Sun Ra said in a 1980 documentary. May 22, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the composer and bandleader's birth. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100

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