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Lonnie Liston Smith / Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
Jazz Is Dead 17

Jazz Is Dead

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Coursing through the cosmic pulse of Jazz-Funk is the inimitable influence of Lonnie Liston Smith. For over five decades, the legendary keyboardist and bandleader has been a driving force in shaping the genre's sound. Smith made his recording debut as a sideman for heavyweights Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Gato Barbieri and Leon Thomas. He later formed his own ensemble, Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes which delivered an incredible run of classic albums through the 1970s. His music has served as the foundation for immortal hip-hop samples and ecstatic dancefloor revelry. In late February 2020, Smith headlined Jazz Is Dead’s Black History Month series, giving many jazz fans what would be their last taste of live music before the nightmare of COVID-19 that took over in the weeks that followed. Now, he reunites with Jazz Is Dead to deliver Lonnie Liston Smith JID017 - a full-bloom tribute to the multitude of sonic strains that all lead back to the fingertips of the maestro himself.

Already beloved by several generations of Jazz, Hip-hop, and Dance music fans, Lonnie Liston Smith still shines as brightly as he did on his most well-known records. In the studio with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, contemporaries who have enshrined much of Smith's musical trails, the trio excavate and revisit some of Smith's most well-known musical motifs and themes, and in the process deliver a reminder of their lasting poignancy. - Bandcamp 

Label:  Jazz Is Dead – 17, Jazz Is Dead – JID 017
Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released:  28 Apr 2023
Genre:  Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Fusion, Soul, Jazz-Funk