In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, which was announced earlier today, we wanted to share some of his unbelievable music. Fortunately, we were lucky to find a true musical treasure from the archives: Loring Park Sessions ’77.  

The mind-blowing improvised funk sessions feature a 19 year old Prince on keys/guitar, Andre Cymone on bass, and Bobby Z on drums, held in the Loring Park office rehearsal room of Prince’s first manager, Owen Husney. Prince also takes on drums and bass throughout the session, switching it up for a thoroughly impressive session.

This is a must-listen for any fan! These eight instrumental tracks sound more like well-crafted compositions rather than the improvised jams that they are.

Kick back and funk out, below:

[via Mitch A-Palooza]