Sunday, July 09, 2006

Lonnie Liston Smith - Astral Traveling (Expanded) [1973] @ 224-320 (spacy jazz)

There was a request for Lonnie Liston Smith, so here is, in what I think is his finest moment.

This Smith should not be confused with organ wizz, Dr Lonnie Smith, a very different beast indeed.

This was made a a time when the keyboardist was heavily influenced by Pharoah Sanders and you can hear that in this album. Some of Sanders band are also here, bassist Cecil McBee and percussionist, Mtume. If I recall correctly, it was Smith who provided keyboards to the Sanders classic"The Creator Has A Master Plan"

If you need to gain a detailed background to this album and Smith, I suggest you enlarge the back cover, it should be readable.

I just say this, I have listened to this album with great affection for 30 years and still find it fresh and immensely enjoyable. There is great sax playing from George Barron and wonderful Indian percussion from Badal Roy (former Miles Davis band member).


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