John Lennon / Mind Games

This sleeper Lennon gem prominently features first call session bassist Gordon Edwards, noted for his percolating passages with Stuff, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Phoebe Snow, Joe Cocker, along with numerous TV-film soundtracks.

Gordon punctuated Lennon's libretto with an urban groove borne of the 1970s Big Apple at a time when jazz, rock, disco, soul, and the early punk purveyors formulated a signature sound that would define the turbulent decade, and the troubled metropolis.