Firebirds (album)

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Lasha Simmons Firebirds.jpg
Studio album by Prince Lasha/Sonny Simmons
Released 1968, 1993-95 CD
Recorded September 27-29, 1967
Genre Jazz
Label Contemporary Records
Producer Lester Koenig
Prince Lasha chronology
Firebirds Live at Berkeley Jazz Festival Vol. I
(1976)Firebirds Live at Berkeley Jazz Festival Vol. I1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Firebirds is a 1968 album by two American jazz musicians, Prince Lasha (alto saxophone, flute, alto clarinet) and Sonny Simmons (alto saxophone, English horn). Other participating musicians in this album were bassist Buster Williams, drummer Charles Moffett and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson.[3]


The album was praised by critics, and Scott Yanow from Allmusic gave it five stars as an AMG pick.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Island Song" 8:47
2. "Psalm of Solomon" 10:45
3. "Prelude to Bird" 3:53
4. "The Loved Ones" 5:21
5. "Firebirds" 10:05



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 124. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ "Firebirds Prince Lasha/Sonny Simmons". Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Firebirds Receives Five Stars And AMG Pick". Retrieved 2010-10-28.