Extension Of A Man


Format: CD

Format: CD
Grade: New (About gradings)
SKU: 61563
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Released in 1973, ‘Extension Of A Man’ was Donny Hathaway’s last solo studio album and is rightly considered an all-time classic. The album features (among others) Stanley Clark, and Fred White (brother of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White) on drums. The swirling, orchestrated ‘I Love The Lord; He Heard My Cry’ is a dramatic, theatrical opener that paves the way for the soulful, often jazz laced numbers that follow. The impassioned ‘Someday We’ll All Be Free’ finds Hathaway in a Stevie Wonder vibe, the soul-jazz of ‘Flying Free’ allows his stunning range to find it’s full power while the latin fused instrumental ‘Valdez In The Country’ offers an interlude before the bluesy ‘I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know’. JR Bailey’s ‘Love, Love, Love’ is given a delicate, softly bubbling feel, the tough, funky ‘The Slums’ offers yet another dimension to this varied set while the gospel tinged ballad ‘I Know It’s You’ again gives his incredible voice the space to really spread out and express the full range. Essential album.

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