Lonnie Liston Smith

Cosmic Funk

RCA Victor

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

Reference: 74321 85154 CD

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."


01. Cosmic Funk (Lonnie Liston Smith) 5:39
02. Footprints (Wayne Shorter) 6:11
03. Beautiful Woman (Lonnie Liston Smith) 6:58
04. Sais [Egypt] (James Mtume) 8:16
05. Peaceful Ones (Lonnie Liston Smith) 5:03
06. Naima (John Coltrane) 4:01

Album details

Originally issued in LP format as Flying Dutchman (BDL 1-0591)

Recorded in NYC, April 1974

19,95 €  (tax incl.)

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