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Lonnie Smith

Afro-Desia (8th Records)

£22.00

RELEASED: 8th December 2017
Vinyl LP

On his 8th LP, 1975's Afro-Desia, jazz organ virtuoso and George Benson Quartet alumni Lonnie Smith took an unexpected left-field turn with his sound. His Blue Note Records material had been  haracterized by the sharpness, and tightly arranged funk grooves, but on Afro-Desia his sound became freewheeling and introspective, with a heavier emphasis on genre-fusing.

The end result was some of Smith's strongest works, filled with far-reaching landscapes of sounds, which took elements from Latin jazz, disco, and other genres. Smith was also joined by a potent cast of session musicians, including Miles Davis Quintet-veteran Ron Carter on electric bass, and an up-and-coming Joe Lovano on alto saxophone.

Tracklisting:

A1. Afrodesia
A2. Spirits Free
B1. Straight To The Point
B2. Favors
B3. The Awakening