• First-ever vinyl reissue
• ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl
• Old-school style tip-on jacket
• 1975 Album Reissued On Vinyl LP!
Long out of print and never before reissued, Azar Lawrence’s seminal album Summer Solstice returns to vinyl with an all analog mastering from the original tapes. Originally issued in 1975, this spiritual free-jazz album remains one of the highlights of the illustrious career of Azar Lawrence, who is one of the only artists from the legendary Prestige Recordings era who is still touring and putting out new music.
Shortly after John Coltrane’s death in 1967, Azar Lawrence, at just 19 years old, was chosen by Elvin Jones (for 3.5 years) then McCoy Tyner (for 5 years) to fill the shoes of Mr. Coltrane. Lawrence has also contributed as a sideman to Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. He has recorded and played with Miles Davis on his Dark Magus album, and wrote and recorded with Earth, Wind & Fire and Marvin Gaye to name a few!
Lawrence released Summer Solstice on Prestige Records in 1975, produced by Orrin Keepnews. It featured Raul de Souza, Gerald Hayes, Amaury Tristão, Dom Salvador, Ron Carter and Guilherme Franco on the songs “Novo Ano” and “Highway”, which were composed by Amaury Tristão, and Lawrence, Souza, Albert Dailey, Carter and Billy Hart on all other selections.
FORMAT: 180 gram vinyl
Azar Lawrence soprano and tenor sax, percussion
Raul de Souza trombone
Gerald Hayes flute
Amaury Tristao acoustic guitar
Dom Salvador piano
Ron Carter bass
Guilherme Franco drums, percussion
Albert Dailey piano
Billy Hart drums
1.From The Point Of Love
3.From The Point Of Light
Jazz Dispensary PRS 00262