Saturday, February 17, 2018

Charles Lloyd - 1969 - Soundtrack

Charles Lloyd 

01. Sombrero Sam 10:26
02. Voice In The Night 8:47
03. Pre-Dawn 2:34
04. Forest Flower '69 16:51

Bass – Ron McClure
Drums – Jack DeJohnette
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Charles Lloyd
Piano – Keith Jarrett

Recorded at Town Hall, NYC, 15 Nov. 1968

Soundtrack, stomps with all the fury of a live gospel choir trying to claim Saturday night for God instead of the other guy... The band is in a heavy Latin mood, where the blues, samba, bossa, hard bop, modal, and even soul are drenched in the blues. With only four tunes presented, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, while a tad more dissonant than it had been in 1966 and 1967, swings much harder, rougher, and get-to-the-groove quicker than any band Lloyd had previously led... This band would split soon after, when Jarrett left to play with Miles Davis, but if this was a live swansong, they couldn't have picked a better gig to issue.