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, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Jimmy Lovelace, Lasha performs 7- to 9 1/2-minute versions of five of his originals. The inside/outside music has its free moments and solidifies the leader's position as one of the best flutists in the avant-garde movement of the period; he also contributes some credible alto.
Lasha & Lasha 03-09-2018. 时长：13 min. 01. Devdoraki (Original Mix). Tonight Will Last Forever. 02. Kirioni (Original Mix).
Lasha's unique, Eastern-flavored composition "Nuttin' Out Jones" ("nutting out" "flaking out") was the album opener, featuring the woody multiphonics of Lasha's clarinet in dialogue with Jones. Lasha originally wanted to use the Coltrane rhythm section for his own date, but as Coltrane was very particular about his band, it turned out that Lasha and Simmons made Jones' date instead - yet they still made it very much their own session
Flute – Prince Lasha. Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Jordan. Trumpet – Don Cherry. Recorded at Zounds Recording Studios, New York City, May, 1963. For additional copies, further information, et. write: Fred Lyman Oregon 4-6996 Box 377, Cooper Station New York 3, .
The "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" single reached in the French charts and went on to be on The Official UK Singles Chart on 20 May 2007. This was the first time a non-UK non-winning Eurovision entry had made UK charts since 1974. For the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest hosted in Ukraine, a series of short video clips, titled "Verkavision", were produced that chronicled the fictional back story of the character of Verka Serduchka and her journey as a Eurovision "star". Verka also appeared on stage during the final, and opened the televote.
Lasha moved to California during the 1950s. In the 1960s, he was active in the burgeoning free jazz movement, of which his Fort Worth cohort Ornette Coleman was a pioneer Lasha moved to Europe and in 1966 was based in Kensington, London, The album Insight (1966) by the Prince Lasha Ensemble was recorded in England and featured local musicians, including Bruce Cale, Dave Willis, Jeff Clyne, Rick Laird, Joe Oliver (drum.