Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dream Weaver - The Charles Lloyd Anthology - The Atlantic Years 1966-1969

Beautiful and absorbing though most of them are, Charles Lloyd's discs on ECM, with whom the reed player has been recording for almost twenty years, have tended to overshadow the wonderful albums he made with the Charles Lloyd Quartet for Atlantic forty and more years ago.

With Atlantic, Lloyd notched up eight LPs recorded in the three years from 1966—radical discs which reflected the youth zeitgeist like no other jazz outfit—before the quartet imploded in the face of mutual suspicion and predatory rival bandleaders. That the music was instrumental and acoustic—without a Fender Rhodes or bass guitar in sight—made the achievement more remarkable.

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