The Charles Lloyd Quartet Dream Weaver 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl LP!
Remastered By Ray Staff at Air Mastering!
Charles Lloyd is joined here by Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette
for a one-of-a kind album.
"The first studio date of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, with Keith Jarrett,
Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette, was recorded and released just a few days
before the band took both the European and American festival circuits by storm.
First came Europe, which was just getting the disc as the band was tearing up
its stages. While the live dates are now the stuff of legend, it's easy to
overlook the recordings, but to do so would be a mistake. Dream Weaver is a
fully realized project by a band -- a real band -- in which each member has a
unique part of the whole to contribute. Jarrett's unusual piano style fits
musically with Lloyd's lyricism in a way that it shouldn't. Jarrett was even
then an iconoclast, playing harmonic figures from the inside out and relying on
counterpoint to create new spaces, not fill them in. (Just listen to "Autumn
Sequence," where his solos and his backing harmonics are equally strident and
inventive as Lloyd's Eastern explorations of mood and mode.) And then there's
the rhythm section of McBee and DeJohnette, whose modal inventions on the
intervals make the "Dream Weaver" suite an exercise in open time, allowing all
players to wander around inside it and take what they want out. The set closes
with a group party jam on "Sombrero Sam," with Lloyd and Jarrett trading eights
on a Cuban variation on a fantasia. There were no records like this one by new
groups in 1966." - Thom Jurek/AMG
• 180g Vinyl
• Remastered By Ray Staff at Air Mastering
Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone, flute
Keith Jarrett, piano
Cecil McBee, bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
1. Autumn Sequence
a) Autumn Prelude
b) Autumn Leaves
c) Autumn Echo
2. Dream Weaver
b) Dervish Dance
1. Bird Flight
2. Love Ship
3. Sombrero Sam
Recorded in New York March 29, 1966.