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Prince Lasha

Prince Lasha
Born: Sep 10, 1929 in Fort Worth, TX
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Died: Dec 12, 2008 in Oakland, CA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: A survivor of the 1960s, Prince Lasha was an inventive avant-garde flutist who occasionally played alto and clarinet. He played in Texas in an early-'50s band that also included Ornette Coleman. In 1954, Lasha moved to California, where he was pretty much in obscurity until the 1960s. He recorded two ...Read full biography
Released: 1966
Label: Dusty Groove
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Considering how small Prince Lasha’s (pronounced La-shay) catalog is, anything new is an event. Insight was recorded and released by CBS in the U.K. in 1966. It featured the American saxophonist and flutist ...Read full review
Inside Story
Released: 1965
Label: Enja
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Recorded in 1965 but not released domestically until this 1981 LP (Enja had previously put it out in Europe), this obscure set features flutist Prince Lasha in prime form. Assisted by pianist Herbie Hancock, ...Read full review
More Prince Lasha albums: Main Albums (5)