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CD released: Oct 29, 2021

Tracklisting:
1. Space Lady
2. Mardi Gras (Carnival)
3. Starlight And You
4. Mongotee
5. A Song Of Love
6. Between Here And There
7. Renaissance
LONNIE LISTON SMITH & THE COSMIC ECHOES
RENAISSANCE
Label: BGP
Cat No: CDBGPM315
Barcode: 29667104326
Packaging: CD Regular

• After the success of 'Expansions', Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes were riding high, with Lonnie at the height of his creative powers and his brother Donald’s vocals adding to the cosmic jazz sound.

• Two more albums had followed on Flying Dutchman before changes at RCA meant that it was decided that the next long-player would be released on the parent label. As such, the final Cosmic Echoes album was something of an outlier and has remained out of print since the early 2000s. A glorious concoction that saw the group mix up Lonnie’s innate sense of melody, rhythm and spiritual consciousness, it was a fitting finale in the studio.

• Produced by Bob Thiele and Lonnie, 'Renaissance' is being restored to its position in the Flying Dutchman catalogue by this BGP reissue. A masterpiece of cosmic jazz funk, it includes the reflective ‘Between Here And There’, ‘Space Lady’ and the jazz dance classic ‘Mardi Gras (Carnival)’.