Firebirds (album)

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Firebirds
Lasha Simmons Firebirds.jpg
Studio album by
Released1968, 1993-95 CD
RecordedSeptember 27-29, 1967
GenreJazz
LabelContemporary Records
ProducerLester Koenig
Prince Lasha chronology
Insight
(1966)
Firebirds
(1968)
Firebirds Live at Berkeley Jazz Festival Vol. I
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 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]

Reception[edit]

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

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (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". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  4. ^ "Firebirds Receives Five Stars And AMG Pick". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-10-28.