Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Charles Lloyd Quartet - 1967 - Journey Within

The Charles Lloyd Quartet
Journey Within

01. Journey Within 11:19
02. Love No. 3 5:28
03. Memphis Green 9:14
04. Lonesome Child 10:38

Bass – Ron McClure
Drums – Jack DeJohnette
Soprano Saxophone (track 4), Piano – Keith Jarrett
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Charles Lloyd

A great 60s moment not just for reedman Charles Lloyd, but also for pianist Keith Jarrett – who was a key part of Charles' group for a few years at the time – and who really opens up on this classic set! Tracks are long and very open – reaching in a spiritual sort of way with definite Coltrane overtones, yet also showing that more complexly rhythmic mode that made Lloyd a standout in previous groups before he was a leader – a quality that's really augmented by the presence of Jack DeJohnette on drums! Lloyd plays both tenor and flute – and Jarrett switches to soprano sax on one number!



  2. Thank you Drago. Great lineup of musicians!