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Byard Lancaster

Born William Byard Lancaster, 6 August 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, multi-instrumentalist Lancaster (alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, flutes, clarinets, piano) was, with Sonny Sharrock, Dave Burrell and Eric Gravatt, part of a second generation of African-American “new jazz” players who viewed themselves as John Coltrane's spiritual heirs or “John's Children” as the title of an early Lancaster band song (written by Sharrock) insisted, committed to the same “healing” energies inherent in the jubilant scream.

Lancaster identified with secular screams, hence the motto on his business cards: From A Love Supreme To The Sex Machine And All In Between

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Albums

Sounds of Liberation: New Horizons
Sounds of Liberation:...

2010
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Blue Train / Saint...
Discograph
2008
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Us
Discograph
2008
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Live at Macalester College
Live at Macalester...
Porter Records
2008
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Funny Funky Rib Crib
Discograph
2008
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It's Not up to Us
It's Not up to Us
Water
2006
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