This all makes so much sense to me now. Years ago when I had this record and played it over and over - even after it was scratched beyond recognition - I always wondered to myself, "Why does it sound like that?"
Years later, inevitably, I got into Sun Ra (and eventually wound up hanging out with trumpet player Eddie Gale for years).
Now it all makes sense.
Listen to the Mp3s, and see for yourselves.
Link (via Metafilter).