Thursday Night Live:

Monterey 66

2010 MIJF 45
Page added Feb 2, 2017 Updated Feb 13, 2017

The great Charles Lloyd is heard this week: we're revisiting one of his classic live albums, 'Forest Flower,' featuring his quartet.

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During the late 60s, saxophonist Charles Lloyd established rather successful quartet with pianist Keith Jarrett, drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Cecil McBee. Both Jarrett and DeJohnette would go on to join Miles Davis, before establishing the iconic Keith Jarrett Trio. Lloyd himself is considered one of the first crossover artists in jazz, drawing influence from both avant-garde and rock genres.

On this episode, we'll hear the quartet on their best setting albums, titled Forest Flower. It was recorded just over 50 years ago at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival, and it became one of the first jazz records to sell over 1 million copies.

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Feb 9, 2017. 9:00pm - 9:30pm

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Charles Lloyd may refer to: Charles Lloyd (jazz musician) (born 1938), American jazz musician, Charles Lloyd (minister) (1766-1829), Welsh dissenter and schoolmaster, Charles Lloyd (poet) (1775-1839), Charles Lloyd (bishop) (1784-1829), bishop of Oxford, Charles Lloyd (organ builder) (fl. 1859-1909), C. F. Lloyd (Charles Francis Lloyd, fl. 1909-1928), his son, organ builder, Charles Lloyd...

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On Feb 6, 2017. 11:30am
Anonymous said

This earlier spiritually-inspired recording from a comparatively young Charles Lloyd, continues to be a gentle source of soothing encouragement in our deeply troubled times, wherein even our natural world itself faces ongoing destruction. Feeling fretful? Then do listen to, as well as embrace, these sublime sounds which include "Forest Flower - Sunrise", as balm to ease any existential angst. Furthermore, the romantic tenderness of "Song Of Her", moistens the eyes.
If you enjoy this album, you'll likely adore "Charles Lloyd In Europe", with the same outstanding supporting musicians. Listen to "Tagore" and take a magic carpet ride!
Peace and blissful listening to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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