Leon Spencer – Where I’m Coming From (Remastered) (1973/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:44 minutes | 678 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Craft Recordings

Where I’m Coming From is the fourth and last album by jazz organist Leon Spencer recorded for the Prestige label in 1973.

The very definition of ‘70s soulful jazz, Where I’m Coming From has all the hallmarks of Prestige Records at its finest, with an all-star cast of sidemen (Welcome back, Idris Muhammed! Hello to Madlib’s uncle, Jon Faddis! Greetings to the funky flute of Hubert Laws!) recorded at Van Gelder’s studio and packed with down and dirty grooves top to bottom. From the opening cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” through to the low-slung original headnodder “Where I’m Coming From,” with stops along the way for dips into the catalogs of Curtis Mayfield (“Give Me Your Love”), Marvin Gaye (“Trouble Man”) and the Four Tops (“Keeper Of The Castle”), Leon Spencer’s rippling organ lines sear this prime example of groove jazz.


1. Leon Spencer – Superstition
2. Leon Spencer – Give Me Your Love
3. Leon Spencer – Keeper Of the Castle
4. Leon Spencer – Trouble Man
5. Leon Spencer – The Price A Po’ Man’s Got to Pay
6. Leon Spencer – Where I’m Coming From