Sun Ra is easily the weirdest jazz musician of all time. Between the Egyptian costumes, sci-fi backstory, and a band that made Funkadelic look like the Lawrence Welk orchestra, Sun Ra set the bar for whacked-out freakness. Thankfully, he was drop-dead talented.
Here’s a great little clip showing the Dumbo scene ”Pink Elephants on Parade“, with Sun Ra’s version of the tune (which was done, along with Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah and Second Star on the Right, for the Disney tribute album ‘Stay Awake’. Sun Ra eventually released an entire album of Disney songs later on.)