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Azar Lawrence discography

This is a discography of Azar Lawrence albums and albums by other musicians that feature Azar Lawrence


Azar Lawrence: leader and co-leader discography

Bridge Into The New Age, Azar Lawrence, 1974, Prestige 10086

Tracks : Bridge Into The New Age, Fatisha, Warriors Of Peace, Forces Of Nature, The Beautiful And Omnipresent Love

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Woody Shaw, Julian Priester, Black Arthur, Hadley Caliman, Joe Bonner, Woody Murray, John Heard, Clint Houston, Billy Hart, Guillerme Franco, Kenneth Nash, Mtume, Ndugu, Jean Carn

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Summer Solstice, Azar Lawrence, 1975, Prestige 10097

Tracks : From The Point Of Love, Novo Ano, From The Point Of Light, Summer Solstice, Highway

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Raul de Souza, Gerald Hayes, Albert Dailey, Dom Salvador, Amaury Tristao, Ron Carter, Billy Hart, Guilherme Franco

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People Moving, Azar Lawrence, 1976, Prestige 10099

Tracks : Theme For A New Day, The Awakening, Kickin' Back, People Moving, Can't Hide Love, Canticle For The Universe, Gratitude

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Chuck Findley, Oscar Brashear, George Bohanon, Buddy Collette, Ernie Watts, Patrice Rushen, Jerry Peters, Michael Stanton, Skip Scarborough, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Mtume, Dick Ricardo, Cheryl Barnes, Josie James, Michael Wright

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Shadow Dancing, Azar Lawrence, 1985, Riza Records

Tracks : Magic In The Night, Shadow Dancing, Inside Stuff, One More Time, Your Love Is Keeping Me Alive, Keep It Hot, Singapore Nights, Interlude

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Denzell Miller Jr., Joel Gaines, Greg Cook, Leo Nocentelli, Marlowe Henderson, Fred Johnson, James Gadson, Eddie Bongo, Eric McKain, Coco Evans, Orin Waters, Roy Galloway

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Legacy and Music of John Coltrane, Legacy_Music_JC, 2007,

Tracks : I Want to Talk About You, Mr. P.C., Impressions, My Favorite Things

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Edwin Bayard, William Mennefield, Dean Hulett, Mark Lomax II

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Speak The Word, Azar Lawrence, 2008, Zarman Productions

Tracks : Revelations, L.A. Bossa, Luxury, You Make Me Feel Brand New, Speak the Word, Aisha, Vestida de Solea (Dressed in Solitude), Vestida de Solea (Dressed in Solitude) (vers 2)

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Nate Morgan, Trevor Ware, Fritz Wise

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Prayer For My Ancestors, Azar Lawrence, 2008, Furthermore 002

Tracks : Open Sesame, Under Tanzanian Skies, Thokole, Prayer for my Ancestors, The Baker's Daughter, Singing in Exile, Ode to Pharoah, Linda G.

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Nate Morgan, Henry Franklin, Alphonse Mouzon, Tony Dumas, Roy McCurdy, Reagae Clark

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Mystic Journey, Azar Lawrence, 2010, Furthermore 004

Tracks : Mystic Journey, Summer Solstice, Quest, Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit, Say It Over Again, Adrees, Journey's End, Starting Point

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Eddie Henderson, Gerald Hayes, Benito Gonzalez, Essiet Essiet, Rashied Ali

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The Seeker, Azar Lawrence, 2014, Sunnyside

Tracks : Gandhi, Lost Tribes Of Lemuria, The Seeker, One More Time, Rain Ballad, Spirit Night, Venus Rising

Musicians : Azar Lawrence, Nicholas Payton, Benito Gonzalez, Essiet Okon Essiet, Jeff "Tain" Watts

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Azar Lawrence: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Enlightenment, McCoy Tyner, 1973, Milestone 55001

Tracks : Enlightenment Suite, Part 1: Genesis / Part 2: The Offering / Part 3: Inner Glimpse, Presence, Nebula, Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Azar Lawrence, Juni Booth, Alphonse Mouzon

Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1973.

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Atlantis, McCoy Tyner, 1973, Milestone 55002

Recorded live at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco in August 1974.

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Sama Layuca, McCoy Tyner, 1974, Milestone 9056

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New Agenda, Elvin Jones, 1975, Vanguard

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The Moontrane, Woody Shaw, 1975, Muse 5058

Tracks : The Moontrane, Are They Only Dreams?, Tapscott's Blues, Sanyas, Katrina Ballerina

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Steve Turre, Azar Lawrence, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Buster Williams, Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis, Tony Waters, Guilherme Franco

Rereleased in 1993 (Muse 5472) with one bonus track.

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In: Sanity, The 360 Degree Music Experience, 1976, Black Saint 0006/7

Tracks : Tradewinds, In: Sanity Suite Part I: Skull Job, In: Sanity Suite Part II: TM's Top, In: Sanity Suite Part III: Complete Operation, Open, Full, Deep and Mellow, Sahara

Musicians : Beaver Harris, Dave Burrell, Keith Marks, Azar Lawrence, Hamiet Bluiett, Cecil McBee, Sunil Garg, Titos Sompa, Francis Haynes, Roger Sardinha, Coleridge Barbour, Alston Jack, Michael Sorzano, Lawrence McCarthy

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In A Special Way, Gene Harris, 1976, Blue Note BN-LA 634-G

Tracks : Theme for Relana, Rebop, Zulu, Always in My Mind, Love for Sale, It's Your Love, Soft Cycles, Five/Four, Naima

Musicians : Gene Harris, George Bohanon, Sidney Muldrow, Marnie Robinson, Azar Lawrence, Ed Green, Charlotte Politte, Jerry Peters, Lee Ritenour, Al McKay, John Rowin, Chuck Rainey, Verdine White, James Gadson, Harvey Mason, Mayuto Correa, Phillip Bailey

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Rebirth Cycle, Mtume, 1977, 3rd Street

Tracks : Sais (Intro), Sais, Yebo, Cabral, Body Sounds, Umoja

Musicians: Mtume, Azar Lawrence, Jimmy Heath, John Stubblefield, Stanley Cowell, Bayeté, Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, Leroy Jenkins, Diedre Johnson, Buster Williams, Cecil McBee, Michael Henderson, Andrei Strobert, Billy Hart, Al Foster, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jean Carne, Muktar Mustapha, Tawatha, Carol Robinson, Onika, Shirley Jenkins

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Black Renaissance Harry Whitaker, 1977, Baystate RVJ-6006

Tracks : Black Renaissance, Magic Ritual

Musicians : Harry Whitaker, Woody Shaw, Azar Lawrence, David Schnitter, Buster Williams, Billy Hart, Howard King Earl Bennett, Mtume

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Dark Magus, Miles Davis, 1977, CBS/Sony (Japan)

Tracks : Dark Magus – Moja, Dark Magus – Wili, Dark Magus – Tatu, Dark Magus – Nne

Musicians : Miles Davis, Dave Liebman, Azar Lawrence (tracks 3 & 4), Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Dominique Gaumont (tracks 3 & 4), Michael Henderson, Al Foster, James Mtume Foreman

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, NYC in March 1974. Double released in Japan in 1977. Released in the US in 1997.

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Bundle Of Joy, Freddie Hubbard, 1977, Columbia

Tracks : Bundle Of Joy, Rainy Day Song, Portrait Of Jenny, From Now On, Tucson Stomp, Rahsann, I Don't Want To Lose You, From Behind

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Bryant, Nolan Smith, Snooky Young, Garnet Brown, George Bohanon, Azar Lawrence, Bill Green, Ernie Watts, Ernie Fields, Jr., David Sherr, Marilyn L. Robinson, Michael Stanton, David Garfield, David T. Walker, Craig McMullen, Jay Graydon, Rick Littlefield, Dorothy Ashby, Curtis Robertson, Jr., Eric Ward, Henry Davis, Carlos Vega, Ed Greene, Fred Alexander, Paulinho Da Costa, Bob Zimmitti, Tommy Vig, Dee Ervin, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Pat Henderson, Venetta Fields

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Song Bird, Deniece Williams, 1977, Columbia

Tracks : Time, The Boy I Left Behind, We Have Love For You, God Is Amazing, Baby, Baby My Love's All For You, Season, Be Good To Me, The Paper

Musicians : Deniece Williams, Chuck Findley, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Steve Madaio, Charles Loper, George Bohannon, Louis Satterfield, Andrew Woolfolk, Azar Lawrence, Don Myrick, George Patterson, Jerry Peters, Larry Dunn, Victor Feldman, Al McKay, Charles Fearing, John Rowin, Jr., Marlo Henderson, Nathan Watts, Verdine White, David Garibaldi, Fred White, Maurice White, Paulinho Da Costa, Sidney Barnes

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Don't Ask My Neighbors, Raul de Souza, 1978, Capitol

Tracks : Don't Ask My Neighbors, La La Song, Daisy Mae, Beauty And The Beast, Fortune, Overture, At The Concert, I Believe You, Jump Street

Musicians : Raul de Souza, Delbert Taylor, Azar Lawrence, Dawilli Gonga, Bobby Lyle, Charles Johnson, Roland Bautista, Byron Miller, Robert Popwell, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Harvey Mason, Airto, Manolo Badrena, Josie James, Petsye Powell, Sharon Hendrix

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Soul Is Free, Dave Williams, 1978, AVI

Tracks : Soul Is Free, Out Of The Sheets-Into The Streets, Let's Go Visit The World Today, Change Of Pace, Come On Down, Boogie People, Party Lady, Keep Dancin' With Me, Glad I Found You

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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Warriors, Rinder & Lewis, 1979, AVI

Tracks : Willie And The Hand Jive, Arabella/Home, Love Potion #9, Harlem Shuffle, Blue Steel

Musicians : Laurin Rinder, W. Michael Lewis, Azar Lawrence, Adam Strange, David Turner, Jimbo Ross, Carmen Twillie, Venette Gloud

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Somewhere In My Lifetime, Phyllis Hyman, 1978, Arista

Tracks : Kiss You All Over, Somewhere In My Lifetime, Lookin' For A Lovin, The Answer Is You, So Strange, Gonna Make Changes, Living Inside Your Love, Be Careful (How You Treat My Love), Soon Come Again, Here's That Rainy Day

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on one track (Soon Come Again) of this album.

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Planet Of Love, Le Pamplemousse, 1979, AVI

Tracks : Planet Of Love, You Can Get Off On The Music, Back Street City Lights, Creepin', I've Been Watching You

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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Chameleon, Chameleon, 1979, Elektra

Tracks : Get Up, Wishing A Dream, Unfair Affair, Game Of Life, We'll Be Dancin', Come Into My Life, I Feel You Here, Mysteryoso, For You

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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Our Music Is Your Music, Leslie Drayton Orchestra, 1980, Esoteric

Tracks : Take A Plunge, Suspension, A Greasy Brown Paper Bag, May I, Madison Park, The Southern Extremity

Musicians : Leslie Drayton, Al Aarons, Kenny Mason, Rick Page, Snooky Young, Donald Cooke, George Bohanon, Maurice Spears, Mike Wimberly, Thurman Green, Azar Lawrence, Curtis Peagler, Fostina Dixon, Fred Jackson Jr., Gary Bias, Herman Riley, Jackie Kelso, Jerome Richardson, Sam Riney, Sidney Muldrow, Lanny Hartley, Gregory Graham, O'Dell Brown, Patrice Rushen, Tony Drake, Greg Poreé, Spencer Bean, Charles Meeks, John B. Williams, Jimmy Smith, Raymond Pounds, Tony Modster, Buddy Brundo, Peter Chaikin, Steve Zaretsky, Eddie Brown, Elmira Collins, Hector Andrade, Darryl Jackson

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Le Pamplemousse, Le Pamplemousse, 1980, AVI

Tracks : Love Every Minute, Give Up Your Love, Never Givin' Up, Take The Load Off Me

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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My Love Is Burning Up, Le Pamplemousse, 1981, AVI

Tracks : My Love Is Burning Up, Everybody Got To Love Somebody, Lock It Up, Rock And Fire, Keep On Doin'

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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Just For You, Donna Washington, 1982, Capitol

Tracks : You Can't Hide From The Boogie, Where You Are Is Where I Wanna Be, I'm Into You, Don't Be An Island, Do You Wanna, Huh?, Livin' Without You, One More Night, Guys Like You

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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Back Streets, Le Pamplemousse, 1982, AVI

Tracks : Back Street City Lights, I Wanna Make Music With You, Do You Have Any (Do You Know Where I Can Get Some), Take The Load Of Me

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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Fivin' Around, Henry Butler, 1986, MCA/Impulse

Tracks : Fivin' Around, L.A. Samba, The Eastern Connection, Improvisation On An Afghanistan, Giant Steps, Swing It!, My Coloring Book, The Butler's Blues, Old Folks, I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

Musicians : Henry Butler, Freddie Hubbard, Azar Lawrence, Steve Kujala, Jeff Clayton, Richard Greene, Margaret Wooten, Roxann Jacobson, Gloria Strassner, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins

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Welcome Home, The Waters, 1988, Waterwheel

Tracks : When You Love Somebody, Leading With My Heart, You Are My Fantasy, Love Scores, Love Never Let Me Down, Welcome Home, Daddy Was Like That, Baby You Got It, I Like To Party

Musicians : Azar Lawrence plays on this album.

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The Moontrane, Woody Shaw, 1993, Muse 5472

Tracks : The Moontrane, Sanyas, Tapscott's Blues, Katrina Ballerina, Are They Only Dreams?, Tapscott's Blues Katrina Ballerina

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Steve Turre, Azar Lawrence, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Buster Williams, Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis, Tony Waters, Guilherme Franco

Originally released in 1975 (Muse 5058).

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If We Should Meet Again, Henry "The Skipper" Franklin and Very Special Friends, 2007, Skipper Productions

Tracks : Molongo, Mantra, For Koko, A Weaver of Dreams, If We Should Meet Again, Ballad for Dad, Elements, Truth, My One and Only Love

Musicians : Henry Franklin, Azar Lawrence, Theo Saunders, Carl Burnett, Ramadan Mu Min

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O, What a Beautiful Morning!, Henry "The Skipper" Franklin & Crew, 2008, Skipper Productions

Tracks : O, What a Beautiful Morning!, McCoy, I Feel Good/Stolen Moments, From the Point of Love, I Fall in Love Too Easily, Skipper's Waltz, Soultrane, I Can't Help Falling in Love with You

Musicians : Henry Franklin, Azar Lawrence, Theo Saunders, Tony Austin

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Home Cookin', Henry Franklin, 2009, Skipper Productions

Tracks : Soko, Yama, Under Tanzanian Skies, Harlem Nocturne, Blues for Lunch, Peresina, Philanthropy, Miles, a Round

Musicians : Henry Franklin, Azar Lawrence, Theo Saunders, Ramon Banda, Nolan Shaheed, Barbara Morrison

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Cast The First Stone, The Cookers, 2010, Plus Lion Music

Tracks : Cast the First Stone, Peacemaker, Looking for the Light, The Seventh Day, Croquet Ballet, Think on Me, The Chief

Musicians : Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, Azar Lawrence, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

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Circles, Benito Gonzalez, 2010, Furthermore 006

Tracks : Circles, Taurus, Elvin's Sight, Let's Talk About You And Me, Faces, Blues On The Corner, Elise, The Movements, Journey's End

Musicians : Benito Gonzalez, Azar Lawrence, Ron Blake, Myron Walden, Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts

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Timeless, Mulatu Astatke, 2010, Traffic / Mochilla

Tracks : Yèkèrmo Sèw, The Radcliffe, I Faram Gami, Yèkatit, Kasaléfkut Hulu, Mulatu, Munayé, Yègellé Tezeta, Ebo Lala

Musicians : Mulatu Astatke, Todd Simon, Joel Yennior, Phil Ranelin, Azar Lawrence, Bennie Maupin, Brandon Coleman, Dan Ubick, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Trevor Ware, Tony Austin, Munyungo Jackson, Alan Lightner

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Platinum, The Headhunters, 2011, Owl Studios

Tracks : Platinum Intro, Mission Statement, Reality Of It, Salamander, I Predict A Good year, D-Funk (Funk With Us), I Feel Really Good About, Tracie, Rehearse Everybody, Paging Mr. Wesley, M Trane, Apple Tree, Palm Nut, Years Of Touring, Congo Place, On The Road, Head Hunting, Skizness, Soul Glow, Platinum Outro

Musicians : Derrick Gardner, Donald Harrison, Rob Dixon, Kyle Roussel, Richie Goods, Mike Clark, Bill Summers / PJ Yinger, Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, Patrice Rushen, Gary Mielke, Jerry Stucker, Alexei Marti, Snoop Dogg, Killah Priest, Jaecyn Bayne, Private Pile, George Clinton, Cynthia Layne

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Last updated April 2015