Jun 30, · Energy Control Center, his third LP with his Lightmen band is his masterpiece: deep-set, maverick jazz on part with the best Tribe and Strata East titles. This is a highpoint amongst the best of the s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo.5/5(2).
By the time they’d added their “Plus One” in pianist Marsha Frazier (who boldly refused to become one of the Lightmen) for Energy Control Center, they were ready to stake their claim as both a musical and political force of nature in The Lone Star State.
The Lightmen Plus One Energy Control Center proves that there was amazing, boundary-pushing jazz that existed outside of the New York-L.A. nexus of 70s jazz. This new edition of the album, released in partnership with our pals at Now Again, is remastered from the.