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Worlds Around the Sun

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Worlds Around the Sun, the 1972 debut from Bayeté (an alias of the keyboardist, composer, producer and conceptual artist, Todd Cochran), serves as a powerful introduction to Cochran’s radical expressionism and multi-faceted talents. The album was written, produced, and arranged by the 21-year-old prodigy, who rose to fame as a sideman for vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson (who joins Cochran on the record, alongside a broad array of celebrated musicians, including Fred Berry, Oscar Brashear, and Wayne Wallace). Through six stylistically dynamic—yet cohesive—tracks, the artist invites listeners on a journey that spans space and time, with selections like the Eastern-influenced “Njeri (Belonging to a Warrior),” the epic “Bayeté” and “Free Angela (Thoughts… And All I’ve Got to Say),” ...

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Jazz Dispensary / Craft
Original Release Year
Release Type
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Sun Swirl
Tip-On; Single
Mastering Studio
Cohearant Audio
Mastering Engineer
Kevin Gray
Pressing Location
Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)
Total Pressing Quantity
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut from the Original Analog Tapes
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