Thursday, September 28, 2006

Soundcheck at the Lobero

Made a time-lapse of the soundcheck for the Charles Lloyd Quartet at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.

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2006 Monterey Jazz Festival/The Master Class

Lloyd's fluttery sound, full of foggy swoops and dodges, is one of the greatest things in jazz; you want to bottle it and keep it forever. He warmed up with a couple of quiet, ancient-sounding blues-tinged numbers and a ballad, holding his tenor sax at a weird angle and somehow channeling the spiritualism of John Coltrane through his own private brand of Sufi Pentecostalism.

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