From the upcoming Sun Ra tribute album Nuclear War (set for release 26 May) comes Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Nuke’s Blues,” featuring trumpet player Josef Leimberg. It’s just as beautifully chaotic and avant-garde as one would expect from a track created to reimagine and reinterpret music from Sun Ra’s “Nuclear War“—a song from 1982 that Ra wrote in response to the 1979 Three Mile Island accident, which was “the most serious accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant operating history” according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Nuclear War EP is the first in the Red Hot & Ra series from the AIDS-focused non-profit Red Hot Organization.
Georgia Anne Muldrow feat. Josef Leimberg: Nuke’s Blues