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LONNIE LISTON SMITH AND THE COSMIC ECHOES Cosmic Funk (Limited Gold Vinyl Edition) LP

Keyboardist and Composer Lonnie Liston Smith Is One of the Most Distinguished Alumni of Miles Davis’ Hallowed Fusion Bands

In Five Albums Spanning Four Years, Smith and His Band The Cosmic Echoes Stretched Davis’ Stylistic Breakthrough to Encompass the Post-Bop Modal and Spiritual Jazz, Funk, Rock, Pop, and Even Smooth Jazz and Quiet Storm Genres

No Matter What the Style, Smith Imbued Everything

He Recorded with Integrity, Vision, and His Unique Spacy Sensibility

His First Two Records for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman Label Remain Landmarks in “Post-Fusion” Jazz, and Have Proven Hugely Influential (e.g. Kamasi Washington)

Both Produced by Former John Coltrane and Impulse! Label Producer Thiele (A Love Supreme)

1974’s Cosmic Funk Moved in a Funkier Direction Somewhere Between Soul Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Fusion, and Post-Bop

Featured the Smooth Vocal Stylings of Smith’s Brother Donald on Several Tunes, Most Notably John Coltrane’s “Naima”

Original Gatefold Album Art

Gold Vinyl Pressing Limited to 1000 Copies

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  • Lonnie Liston Smith and The Cosmic Echoes: Cosmic Funk (Limited Gold Vinyl Edition) LP

    Nestled somewhere between the soul jazz, spiritual jazz, fusion, and post-bop subgenres, 1974’s Cosmic Funk headed, as the title indicates, in a funkier direction, with Lonnie Liston Smith’s brother Donald contributing smooth vocal stylings to John Coltrane’s “Naima” among other tunes. A transitional work but a fascinating one, with surehanded production once again from Bob Thiele. We’ve pressed up 1000 copies in limited edition gold vinyl inside the original gatefold album art…another “post-fusion” masterwork from the Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes!

    SONGS:

     Side One
    1. Cosmic Funk
    2. Footprints

    3. Beautiful Woman

    Side Two

    1. Sais (Egypt)
    2. Peaceful Ones

    3. Naima

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