Byard Lancaster

Soul Unity w/ Khan Jamal (Limited Gatefold) (KOS015 LP)

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Soul Unity w/ Khan Jamal (Limited Gatefold)

Byard Lancaster



LPS 169295




LP 24,78 €

First ever vinyl edition

2X LP Gatefold cover

An unreleased session by the late reedman Byard Lancaster – and a record that's got the Philly legend at his most spiritual and soulful! Byard could play plenty outside when he wanted to – but the vibe here is a bit more inside and rhythmic – with tracks that are both heavy on modal rhythms, and a range of different percussive cues at the core – in a small group that has Byard himself on alto and flutes, plus a bit of piano – next to the great Khan Jamal on vibes and marimba, Alfie Pollitt on piano, and Keno Speller and Brett Andrew on congas, bongos, and shekere!

The Men On A Mission gospel quartet provide lyrics on a few tracks – and titles include "Dahomey Dance", "Follow Me", "Sweet Evil", "It's Gonna Rain", "Hard Times", and a completely sublime version of "The Creator Has A Master Plan".


  • Byard "Thunderbird" Lancaster - (vocals, piano, alto saxophone, flutes)
  • Khan Jamal - (vibraphone, marimba)
  • Alfie Pollitt - (piano)
  • Keno Speller - (congas, bongos)
  • Brett Andrew - (congas, shekere)
  • Men On a Mission - (gospel quartet)
  • Reverend Joe Craddock - (vocals)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Sweet Evil
  • A2. Follow Me
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Dahomey Dance
  • B2. Rhythm In The Dark
  • SIDE C
  • C1. It's Gonna Rain
  • C2. God's Ready
  • C3. Hard Times
  • SIDE D
  • D1. The Inspiration That I Feel
  • D2. The Creator Has A Master Plan
  • D3. Swing Low Sweet Chariot