19 year-old Prince created these jazz-funk masterpieces from the Loring Park Sessions in 1977.
They sound like well-crafted compositions rather than spur-of-the-moment jams.
Never released in physical format, it precedes his first official album, For You, that will be released one year later.
Loring Park Sessions ’77, a series of free recording sessions in the studio of Loring Park (Minneapolis) owned by Owen Husney, Prince’s first manager. Eight tracks, all instrumental and untitled, realized with the participation of bassist Andre’ Cymone and drummer Bobby Z, who will soon become members of Prince’s first band. The sound is the popular style that was trending at that time, funk & jazz mixed with fantasy and tenacity.