The foremost figure in musical Afro-futurism and space-jazz Sun Ra are releasing a posthumous compilation sometime this month, leading with “Kingdom Of Thunder.” Keyboardist, composer, Arkestra leader, arranger, philosopher-jester, fashion icon, cosmic guide Herman Blount passed in 93′ giving Earthlings a monumental catalog of recordings that transcend genre. While some younger than myself might scratch their heads at Sun Ra’s experimental noise jazz, the free-spirited iconic Sun Ra melange of expression comes at a great time to uplift the minds of a new generation.