Sunday, 9 October 2011

DJ Grizz - Lonnie Liston Smith mix

Welcome back and as promised, the first of our 'artist' mixes where we showcase the best work of much loved and sometimes overlooked Soul, Jazz Funk and RnB artists.

My 1st contribution is from one of my Jazz-Funk heroes- Lonnie Liston Smith. Lonnie started out in the 60's playing with big time jazz greats like Miles Davis, Art Blakey and later Pharoh Saunders before starting his own band, the Cosmic Echoes, in the 70's. There he helped pioneer that 'spacey' Soul-Jazz fusion with tunes for both dancers and chill out followers alike. I myself have seen him play 3 times over the years both on his own and as part of the 'Jazz Explosion' tours of the 80's and 90's and he never failed to deliver.

The mix includes the tracks Song for the Children, Sunburst, Journey into Love, and We Can Dream plus 6 more classic Lonnie tunes!

Back next week in 80's mode after a SoulNRnB musical interlude.


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