Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Charles Lloyd and Lift Every Voice

Fascinating podcast on Charles Lloyd and Lift Every Voice.

Click here to enjoy.

Voice in the Night

Far and away the best album of Lloyd's surprising artistic comeback in the past decade. He's well-matched by his collaborators and the material is well-chosen -- even the remake of his famous "Forest Flower". (And the Costello/Bacharach tune was a nice if unlikely idea.) This disc was obviously conceived as a bit of a summing-up of Lloyd's career as well as a move forwards, and it works perfectly that way. Fantastic sound, as you might expect from ECM, and did I mention Charles himself is playing better than ever? (More focused, darker, more spiritual.)

Click here for more reviews at RateYourMusic.com .