Sonny Fortune – Awakening

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“Awakening” from the album “Awakening”(1975)

In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau said while Awakening featured nothing innovative, it did showcase Fortune’s knack for “great synthesis”, including “shades of hard bop and late-’50s Miles in a more modal setting, so lyrical and tough-minded that the 12-minute flute-and-congas thing (the title cut, wouldn’t you know) becomes quite credible, even listenable.” Vincent Thomas for AllMusic calls the album “an adequate set of mostly straight-ahead jazz, which sets it apart from many of his fusion-venturing peers of the ’70s”. (Wikipedia)

Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone, flute
Charles Sullivan – trumpet, flugelhorn
Kenny Barron – piano, electric piano
Wayne Dockery  – bass
Billy Hart  – drums
Angel Allende – congas, percussion