McCoy Tyner’s saxophonist and early Pan Afrikan Arkestra member Azar Lawrence steps confidently into the mid ’80s with Shadow Dancing, his first solo album in almost a decade since his rare groove classic People Moving on Prestige. While quiet on the solo front, Lawrence was keeping busy as a collaborator performing, writing, and recording on classics like Marvin Gaye’s Hear My Dear and Black Renaissance’s Body, Mind And Spirit and Earth Wind & Fire’s Powerlight. On Shadow Dancing, Lawrence’s smooth tenor meets drum machines, syncopated guitar, shimmering synthesizers, and seductive vocals for a sophisticated and perfect mix of boogie and jazz-funk.
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Tags: Boogie / Jazz-funk / Private Press