Lon Moshe

Lon Moshe — born Ron Martin in Chicago, Ill. — is an American jazz vibraphonist who was active during the 1970s. He first played with San Franciscan Afro-jazz/funk sextet Ndikho Xaba and the Natives, which issued a 1971 album on Trilyte. That same year, he appeared with bandmates Ndikho Xaba and Plunky Nkabinde on a children’s album, recorded at Lincoln Intermediate School in Berkeley, Calif.

In 1972, Moshe and Nkabinde formed the Bay Area Afro-jazz ensemble Ju Ju, which released the 1973/74 albums A Message From Mozambique and Chapter Two: Nia on Strata-East. After relocating to the Washington D.C. area, the band morphed into Oneness of Juju. Moshe would stay with this configuration for the 1975 album African Rhythms and also contribute vibes to one track on the 1976 followup Space Jungle Luv.

In 1977, Moshe released the album Love Is Where the Spirit Lies with backing by his Southern Freedom Arkestra. His last credited appearance was on the 1980 album Sabi by Ghanaian Oneness cohort Okyerema Asante.


  • Love Is Where The Spirit Lies (1977)

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