Sun Ra Arkestra – I Dream Too Much from the 1987 Reflection in Blue LP
Jam #50 – selected by my dreamiest brother – STLB3
He brought the record down over the weekend and we sat and listened to the track a few times exploring what it might be about.
Sun Ra didn’t write the song and I imagine Jerome Kern who did intended it as a love ballad. In the hands of Sun Ra, it turns into a haunty space orchestra jam that could be about love or dreaming your way into the galaxies.
Dreams are what fuels us to do more in life – but they can only go so far if they stay inside, aren’t shared with friends or fam, and aren’t offered to collaborators who could make them even better.
“I’ll build a world of abstract dreams and wait for you.” – Sun Ra