Lonnie Liston Smith

Astral Travelling (Gatefold - Colored Vinyl) (JAZZ)

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Astral Travelling (Gatefold - Colored Vinyl)

Lonnie Liston Smith

Real Gone Music

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LPS 158689

JAZZ

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LP 20,65 €

• 4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

• Original Gatefold Album Art

• Blue “Eternity” Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies

Lonnie Liston Smith was 32 when, in 1973, he finally got around to recording his first album as a leader, Astral Traveling. By that time, the pianist/keyboardist had a great deal of sideman experience under his belt, and this superb debut made it clear that former employers like Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gato Barbieri, and Betty Carter had taught him well. One hears a lot of Sanders, John Coltrane, and McCoy Tyner influence on Astral Traveling; Smith obviously shares their passion for all things spiritual. Nonetheless, this LP leaves no doubt that the improviser is very much his own man and has a wealth of brilliant ideas of his own; thankfully, he has a cohesive band to help him carry them out.

PERSONNEL:

  • LONNIE LISTON SMITH, piano
  • CECIL McBEE, bass
  • GEORGE BARRON, soprano & tenor sax
  • JAMES MTUME, SONNY MORGAN, percussion
  • DAVID LEE, Jr, drums
  • BADAL ROY, tabla
  • GEETA VASHI, tamboura
  • JOE BECK, guitar

New York, 1973

TRACKS:

  • A1. Astral Traveling
  • A2. Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
  • A3. Rejuvenation
  • B1. I Mani (Faith)
  • B2. In Search Of Truth
  • B3. Aspirations