Charles Kynard was the first musician signed to Prestige Records by producer Bob Porter. While the Kansas City born, Los Angeles based organist never achieved the fame of some of his label-mates, he did cut several classics of the soul-jazz genre during his brief time with the company. This compilation brings together Kynard's two funkiest albums, both recorded in 1970. Afro-Disiac, which The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD says "is surely Kynard's best album," features the legendary, highly influential Grant Green on guitar. Boogaloo drum daddy Bernard "Pretty" Purdie keeps the grooves tight throughout Afro-Disiac and sits in for Idris Muhammad on one track of Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui.
with Houston Person, Grant Green, Jimmy Lewis, Bernard Purdie, Rusty Bryant, Virgil Jones, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad