Live at the Lighthouse (Charles Earland album)

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Live at the Lighthouse
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Live album by Charles Earland
Released 1972
Recorded October 9, 1972
The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10050
Producer Charles Earland
Charles Earland chronology
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Live at the Lighthouse is a live album by organist Charles Earland which was recorded at the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "This date from 1971 at the legendary Lighthouse club offers a stunning vision of Earland the soul organist, not the jazzman. Certainly there is plenty of improvisation here and many unexpected twists and turns in the arrangements, with decisions made and reacted to on the spot. But that's not what makes this date so special. This is Earland digging so deeply into a groove emotionally that he's unconcerned with anything but feeling... This is a demanding gig -- it demands that you stay on your feet for its entirety. Make sure no one at your next throwdown has heart disease before you spin it".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Earland except as indicated

  1. "Smiling" (Sylvester Stewart) - 6:36
  2. "We've Only Just Begun" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 5:50
  3. "Black Gun" - 8:17
  4. "Spinky" - 6:13
  5. "Freedom Jazz Dance" (Eddie Harris) - 6:16
  6. "Moontrane" (Woody Shaw) - 5:27



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