Moon Child (album)

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Moon Child
Moon Child (album).jpg
Studio album by Johnny Lytle
Released 1962
Recorded July 5, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Jazzland
JLP 81
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Johnny Lytle chronology
Nice and Easy
(1962)Nice and Easy1962
Moon Child
Got That Feeling!
(1963)Got That Feeling!1963

Moon Child is the fourth album led by American jazz vibraphonist Johnny Lytle which was recorded in 1962 for the Jazzland label.[1]


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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars stating "Moon Child is a perfect example of how instrumental jazz can have commercial appeal without losing its integrity".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny Lytle except as indicated

  1. "Moonchild" - 4:39
  2. "Work Song" (Nat Adderley) - 6:38
  3. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 4:28
  4. "The Moor Man" - 4:02
  5. "A Taste of Honey" (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) - 4:36
  6. "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" (Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin) - 4:32
  7. "Moonlight In Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) - 4:27
  8. "The House Of Winchester" - 4:19



  1. ^ Jazzland Records discography accessed November 2, 2012
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed November 2, 2012