It seems that Sam Lazar only made three LPs during his musical career and all of them were for Chicago's Chess family of labels and released on their now largely forgotten but hugely important jazz imprint Argo Records.
On this new CD from Jasmine opens with Sam Lazar's recording debut 'Space Flight Parts 1 and 2' and includes the first two LPs Space Flight and Playback.
The Space Flight single that opens this set is a totally different version to the one that appears on track 8 and features the great jazz guitarist Grant Green who is possibly making his recording debut on this track. It is also worth noting that Track 11 'Big Willie' is a rerecording of Space Flight Part 2 and renamed in honour of Willie Dixon who recorded bass for the session.
Lazar is certainly an early pioneer of the soul/blues drenched genre of organ players and his albums are highly collectable amongst Hammond B3 collectors.
1. SPACE FLIGHT Part 1 - SAM LAZAR TRIO
2. SPACE FLIGHT Part 2 - SAM LAZAR TRIO
3. DIG A LITTLE DEEPER
4. WE DON'T KNOW
7. GIGI BLUES
8. SPACE FLIGHT
9. MAD LAD
10. FUNKY BLUES
11. BIG WILLIE
12. MY BABE
14. LONG GONE
15. BAG'S GROOVE
16. FUZZ BUZZ
17. JUST MAKE LOVE TO ME
18. S & S
19. PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE
|Release Date||October 11th 2019|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 26742 6|
Sam LAZAR - Organ Grooves - 2 Complete Albums Plus Bonus Tracks
- Product Code: JASMCD 2674
- Availability: In Stock