Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes

Cosmic Funk

RCA Victor

Personnel:
Lonnie Liston Smith (p), Donald Smith (vcl,p,fl), George Barron (ss,fl,perc), Al Anderson (b), Lawrence Killian (cga,perc), Art Gore (d), Doug Hammond (perc), Andrew Cyrille (perc), Ron Bridgewater (perc)

Reference: 74321 85154

Perhaps inspired by Herbie Hancock's work with the Headhunters, Smith began to emphasize funkier textures on his albums, starting with Cosmic Funk. This LP saw the debut of the Cosmic Echoes: Donald Smith (vocals, piano, flute), Art Gore (drums), Al Anderson (bass), George Barron (sax), and Lawrence Killian (percussion and conga). The album's slant towards soul flavors would remain a constant through the end of the decade, even though they'd always do standards like "Footprints" and "Naima."

Tracklisting:

1. Cosmic Funk (Smith) - 5:39
2. Footprints (Shorter) - 6:11
3. Beautiful Woman (Smith) - 6:58
4. Sais (Egypt) [Egypt] (Mtume/Mume) - 8:16
5. Peaceful Ones (Smith) - 5:03
6. Naima (Coltrane) - 4:01

Recorded in NYC, April 1974

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$21.07  (tax incl.)

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