- Azar Lawrence – sax
- tba – bass
- tba – drums
Azar Lawrence has been a force since he graduated from high school, releasing several albums of his own before the age of twenty-five; Bridge Into the New Age, People Moving People, and Summer Solstice, Shadow Dancing and People Moving. In recent years he released Legacy and Music of John Coltrane, Speak The Word and Prayer For My Ancestors. During the eighties he wrote and performed for Earth Wind Fire, on their highly acclaimed release Powerlight. He collaborated with Earth Wind & Fire’s leader Maurice White.
Azar is known to bring jazz to popular music and he can also be heard on the late Frank Zappa’s music to playing in Busta Rhyme's video, In The Ghetto. His credits are numerous from early on one being the highly acclaimed Grammy award winning album; Marvin Gaye’s, Hear My Dear.
Also during the eighties Azar began melding his sound with what some have described as "psychedelic Jazz Funk" and began to write songs even more seriously than when preparing for his first three projects while recording for Fantasy records. He began working with Chuck Jackson who is known in part for his role as producer for all of Natalie Coles hit recordings. They co wrote twenty songs all of which were placed on projects such as Stanley Turentine’s, Coming Home. He formed the band, Chameleon, which recorded for Electra Records. Patrice Banks, Chocolate, of Grande Central Station was a member of that team.
Recent productions Azar can be heard on are 'The Cookers, Cast The First Stone' - 2011 and 'Platinum' The Headhunters - 2011. Hitting hard live and in recorded music these days Azar has written new compositions as a follow up to his 2010 release, (that received several Best of' 2010's) 'Mystic Journey.' He's co-produced a new CD with Seth Abramsom, Grammy Winner and Artistic Director for the Jazz Standard in New York.