*PREORDER* Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Cosmic Funk – Flying Dutchman CD

*PREORDER* Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Cosmic Funk – Flying Dutchman CD

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Lonnie Liston Smith regards “Cosmic Funk”, his second album as a leader, as a transitional release: “Before recording this album, I was still playing with Miles Davis. You can hear some Miles influence. On the following album, “Expansions”, I really discovered the Lonnie Liston Smith “cosmic” sound.”

By this point, Lonnie was a respected sideman, having also played with Art Blakey, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Pharoah Sanders and Gato Barbieri. ‘Sais (Egypt)’, the track which sounds most like his work with Sanders, is an extended number written by James Mtume, who had played percussion in Miles Davis’ group. Lonnie’s brother Donald sings on four of the tracks, including the title number, which is similar to the sound Davis achieved on “On The Corner”.

“Cosmic Funk” was more of a straight jazz album than might have been expected at the time – particularly for one with “Funk” in its title. Lonnie would never really go down that route, although his next release would include one of the most successful of all jazz funk dancers.

tracklist:

01 Cosmic Funk
02 Footprints
03 Beautiful Woman

04 Sais (Egypt)
05 Peaceful Ones
06 Naima

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Artist

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes

Title

Cosmic Funk

Label

Flying Dutchman

Product#

187431

Cat#

CDBGPM 278

Release Date

2022

Grade Disc

NEW

Grade Cover

NEW

Release Info

1974

Compilation

NO

Distributed Item

YES

Reissue

YES

Country

UK

Picture Sleeve

YES