Leaving This Planet

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Leaving This Planet
Studio album by Charles Earland
Released 1974
Recorded December 11, 12 & 13, 1973
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Genre Jazz
Length 78:39
Label Prestige
PR 66002
Producer Charles Earland
Charles Earland chronology
The Dynamite Brothers
(1973)
Leaving This Planet
(1973)
Kharma
(1974)

Leaving This Planet is a double album by organist Charles Earland which was recorded in 1973 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "A definite departure from the type of earthy, groove-oriented soul-jazz he usually embraced, Leaving This Planet is perhaps Charles Earland's most ambitious album – not necessarily his best, but certainly his most surprising. Responding to the fusion revolution, Earland plays keyboards and various synthesizers in addition to his usual Hammond B-3 organ and thrives in a very electric setting... he leaves no doubt just how much he's enjoying this surprising change of pace".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Earland except as indicated

  1. "Leaving This Planet" - 7:29
  2. "Red Clay" (Freddie Hubbard) - 7:05
  3. "Warp Factor" - 6:18
  4. "Brown Eyes" - 11:45
  5. "Asteroid" - 6:40
  6. "Mason's Galaxy" - 7:17
  7. "No Me Esqueca" (Joe Henderson) - 7:41
  8. "Tyner" - 6:03
  9. "Van Jay" - 8:36
  10. "Never Ending Melody" - 9:45

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 11, 2013
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed March 11, 2013