Lonnie Liston Smith
Lonnie Liston Smith’s second album ‘Cosmic Funk’ was released in 1974 on the Flying Dutchman label. The title track is a spacey funky jazz number reminiscent of Miles Davis ‘On the Corner’. ‘Footprints’ is a brilliant percussive version of the Wayne Shorter track featuring Lonnie’s textured keyboards, George Barron on Soprano Sax, propelled by Al Anderson’s bass. ‘Beautiful Woman’ is a beautiful track featuring Donald Smith harmonic vocals. ‘Sais (Egypt)’is a lovely atmospheric Spiritual Jazz track written by Mtume. Donald Smith appears again on the slower and reflective ‘Peaceful Ones and ‘Naima’. ‘Cosmic Funk is a strong album that bridges the gap between Lonnie’s Spiritual Jazz past and his more well known sound that started with his next album ‘Expansions’.
01 Cosmic Funk by Lonnie Liston Smith
02 Footprints by Lonnie Liston Smith
03 Beautiful Woman by Lonnie Liston Smith
04 Sais (Egypt) by Lonnie Liston Smith
05 Peaceful Ones by Lonnie Liston Smith
06 Naima by Lonnie Liston Smith