Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons

Firebirds

Firebirds

  • Release Date: 20 Jul 1993
  • OJCCD-1822-2

In the turbulent 1960s, when reedmen/composers Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Eric Dolphy were reordering the very notion of improvisation, Prince Lasha (b. 1929) and Sonny Simmons (b. 1933) forged an intermittent but fruitful alliance. Inspired by, but far less well known than, the tandem of Coltrane and Dolphy, Lasha (who was a Fort Worth, Texas schoolmate of Coleman) and Simmons engaged in furious dialogues, deployed “exotic” instruments (flute, English horn), and moved po… MORE