|Leaving This Planet|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||December 11, 12 & 13, 1973|
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
|Charles Earland chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "A definite departure from the type of earthy, groove-oriented soul-jazz he usually embraced, Leaving This Planet is perhaps Charles Earland's most ambitious album – not necessarily his best, but certainly his most surprising. Responding to the fusion revolution, Earland plays keyboards and various synthesizers in addition to his usual Hammond B-3 organ and thrives in a very electric setting... he leaves no doubt just how much he's enjoying this surprising change of pace."
All compositions by Charles Earland except as indicated
- "Leaving This Planet" - 7:29
- "Red Clay" (Freddie Hubbard) - 7:05
- "Warp Factor 8" - 6:18
- "Brown Eyes" - 11:45
- "Asteroid" - 6:40
- "Mason's Galaxy" - 7:17
- "No Me Esqueca" (Joe Henderson) - 7:41
- "Tyner" - 6:03
- "Van Jay" - 8:36
- "Never Ending Melody" - 9:45
- Charles Earland - organ, electric piano, soprano saxophone
- Eddie Henderson - trumpet
- Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, flugelhorn
- Dave Hubbard - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
- Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
- Patrick Gleeson - synthesizer
- Eddie Arkin, Greg Crockett, Mark Elf - guitar
- Brian Brake, Harvey Mason - drums
- Larry Killian - percussion
- Rudy Copeland - vocals
- Prestige Records discography accessed March 11, 2013.
- Jazzlists: Charles Earland discography, accessed November 28, 2017.
- Charles Earland discography, accessed November 30, 2017.
- Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed March 11, 2013
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 67. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 414. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.