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In 1974, Producer, Bob Thiele, signed Lonnie to a solo recording contract. “Astral Traveling” and “Cosmic Funk” were Lonnie’s first 2 LP’s. However, it was his album, “Expansions” that broke Lonnie into the major leagues as a worldwide leader. The LP was a breath of fresh air in 1975 as it combined solid Jazz playing with creative crossover elements that did not dilute the music.