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Prince Lasha Quintet featuring Sonny Simmons: The Cry!

Read "The Cry!" reviewed by David Rickert

Give a quick listen to this CD and you might be tempted to write off Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons as Ornette Coleman knockoffs, albeit good ones. The reality is that Lasha had been playing with Coleman since high school, swapping ideas and looking for fellow players in a world that wasn’t quite ready for what ...