Lasha, Prince

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Lasha, Prince Gender: M
William B. Lawsha
born on 10 September 1929 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Wellington, Texas, 34n51, 100w13
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°39' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 06°11'

Prince Lasha
photo: George Kelly, license cc-by-2.0


American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist.

He came of age studying and performing alongside fellow I.M. Terrell High School students John Carter, Ornette Coleman, King Curtis, Charles Moffett, and Dewey Redman.

Prince Lasha moved to California during the 1950s. In the 1960s, he was active in the burgeoning free jazz movement, of which his Fort Worth cohort Ornette Coleman was a pioneer. Lasha worked closely with saxophonist Sonny Simmons, with whom he recorded two albums, The Cry and Firebirds, for Contemporary Records. The latter album received five stars and an AMG Albumpick at Allmusic. Lasha also appeared on recordings by Eric Dolphy (Iron Man and Conversations) and the Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet featuring McCoy Tyner (Illumination!).

In the 1970s, Lasha and Simmons made additional recordings under the name Firebirds. In 2005, Lasha recorded the album The Mystery of Prince Lasha with the Odean Pope Trio. Lasha died on 12 December 2008 in Oakland, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Carter, John (born 24 September 1929). Notes: music partnership
  • associate relationship with Moffett, Charles (born 11 September 1929). Notes: music partnership


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz