Cosmic Funk and Astral Traveling – preorder from Real Gone Music now!
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. Astral Traveling featured a Killer Band of Cecil McBee on Bass, George Barron on Sax, James Mtume and Sonny Morgan on Percussion, David Lee, Jr. on Drums, Badal Roy on Tabla, Geeta Vashi on Tamboura, and Joe Beck on Guitar.