Concord Craft Recordings
|Coming November 15, 2019|
1975 album released on vinyl LP!
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 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.
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|
|2. Novo Ano|
|3. From the Point of Light|
|4. Summer Solstice|