Download links and information about Expansions by Lonnie Liston Smith, The Cosmic Echoes. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 39:12 minutes.
|Artist:||Lonnie Liston Smith, The Cosmic Echoes|
|Genre:||Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz|
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A legendary keyboardist/bandleader, Lonnie Liston Smith got his start in the '60s playing piano and keys with the likes of Roland Kirk, Art Blakey, Gato Barbieri, and Miles Davis. In the '70s he formed The Cosmic Echoes, an incredible group that seamlessly fused jazz, funk, soul, world music, spirituality, and a strong "peace and love" message. Together with The Echoes (members included his brother Donald, plus Cecil McBee, Joe Beck, James Mtume, and others), he put out 14 albums between 1973 and 1985, many of them produced by Bob Thiele for his labels Flying Dutchman and Doctor Jazz. Expansions was originally released in 1974 and is one of the best examples of the group's unique and exceptionally funky sound. A mix of instrumentals and vocal tracks, jam-packed with grooved-out basslines, trippy flute and synth solos, and exotic percussion, it's since been sampled extensively by hip-hop producers looking for the perfect beat. Every track here is fantastic, but the title track, "Voodoo Woman," and "Shadows" are highlights.