planet d nonet
The Planet D Nonet is a Sun Ra
tribute band from around Detroit (planet D). Founded in 2007, the band has done a series of annual Sun Ra tribute concerts, each
time with a special guest.
In 2009 the band featured professor of Jazz Studies at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Dr.Salim Washington on oboe and tenor sax.
In 2010, avant-garde saxophonist and ICP-member Kenny Millions guested with the band.
In 2010, the band released a double CD with recordings from the 2009 and 2010 concerts.
Friday, August 24, 2012, the PD9 did another Sun Ra tribute concert. John Sinclair flew in from The Netherlands to read some Sun Ra poetry, with the band improvising behind him.
|planet d nonet: the little big band
(20??, 7", usa, eastlawn records)
|planet d nonet: ballads, blues & beyond
(2010, cd, usa, eastlawn records) - incl. 'saturn' (sun ra)
|planet d nonet: blowin' away the blues
(2010, cd, usa, eastlawn records)
|planet d nonet:
we travel the spaceways - the music of sun ra
(2010, 2cd, usa, eastlawn records) - all compositions by sun ra
|planet d nonet: blowin' away the blues vol.2
(2011, cd, usa, eastlawn records)
|planet d nonet: old school
(2012, cd, usa, eastlawn records)
|planet d nonet: swingin' the d
(2013, cd, usa, detroit music factory dmf02) - incl. 'a call for all demons' (sun ra)
2012/08/24 concert 'Trinosophes', Detroit, MI, usa
Joe O'Mara / alto sax & Fl, Dan Bennett / tenor sax & cl, Joshua James / bari & alto sax, cl, b.cl, James O’Donnell / trumpet, flügelhorn, Ken Ferry / trumpet & flügelhorn, Vincent Chandler / trombone, Michael Malis / piano, Joel Peterson / string bass, RJ Spangler / drums wsg's Akunda Hollis on d'jembe & Jerry LeDuff on percussion
2012/12/29 concert 'Detroit Institute of Arts', Detroit, MI, usa
Justin Jozwiak / alto sax & flute, Tim Haldeman / tenor sax & flute, Joshua James / bari & alto sax, cl, James O'Donnell / trumpet, flügelhorn & vox, Ken Ferry / trumpet & flügelhorn, John "T-Bone" Paxton / trombone, Michael Malis / piano, Joel Peterson / string bass, RJ Spangler / drums & percussion, Akunda Hollis / djembé drum