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David Axelrod

David Axelrod - Heavy Axe (Craft Recordings)


RELEASED: 14th April 2023

Format:  180g Vinyl LP, Tip-On Jacket
Cat No:   7242061

Legendary composer & producer David Axelrod’s solo album Heavy Axe is a jazz-rock opus that encapsulated the preeminent sound of the of the mid ‘70s. With a little help from legendary players like Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Cannonball Adderley and George Duke, Heavy Axe crisscrosses between lush funk sounds and full, round low end and majestic orchestral flourishes that made Axelrod’s sonic realm a goldmine for sample-hungry hip-hop beatmakers from the ‘90s until today.

This 180-gram reissue of Heavy Axe was cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket.


1. Get Up Off Your Knees 
2. Cast Your Fate To The Wind 
3. You're So Vain 
4. My Family 
5. Mucho Chupar 
6. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing 
7. It Ain't For You 
8. Everything Counts