Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes: Summer Days

It doesn't feel like summer anymore, not today anyways, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy this. Off of 1974's Expansions.

Summer Days is a kind of hymn to New York. "When I'm travelling," Lonnie explains, "I always look forward to coming back to New York because there's always so much going on here. And there's such variety in New York. You can really see it in the summertime -- so many different kinds of people on the street; and in Central Park, you can hear so many different kinds of music while people are riding bikes and looking in at all the little festivals going on. I sure wish New York City would become the Fifty-First State and get out from under the control of the state capitol in Albany. Everybody else in the state is pimping off New York City; they don't care what happens to New York."
--Nat Hentoff [who else? - ed]

This man borders on the prophetic.


davyh said...

Love LLS Sheridan, oh yeah.

ib said...

"Expansions" is sheer class.

Sheridan Dupre said...

Alright and alright. And I forgot to quote the back of the album: "Also many thanks to the Creator for all the beautiful women in the galaxy."

That's right - the galaxy.