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Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is joined here by pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Ron
McClure, and drummer Jack DeJohnette for this 1967 live recording at San
Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.
"Four-and-a-half decades after the event, saxophonist Charles Lloyd's
Love-In, recorded live at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium in 1967, the
counterculture's West Coast music hub, endures as much as an archaeological
artifact as a musical document. From sleeve designer Stanislaw Zagorski's
treatment of Rolling Stone photographer Jim Marshall's cover shot, through the
album title and some of the track titles ("Tribal Dance," "Temple Bells"), and
the inclusion of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's "Here There and Everywhere,"
Love-In's semiology reeks of the acid-drenched zeitgeist of the mid 1960s, a
time when creative music flourished, and rock fans were prepared to embrace
jazz, provided the musicians did not come on like their parents: juicers dressed
in sharp suits exuding cynicism.
"It is likely that more joints were rolled on Love-In's cover than that of any
other jazz LP of the era, with the possible exception of saxophonists John
Coltrane's A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1965) and Pharoah Sanders's Tauhid
(Impulse!, 1967). Chet Helms, a key mover and shaker in the West Coast
counterculture, spoke for many when he hailed the Lloyd quartet as "the first
psychedelic jazz group."
"It is to Lloyd's credit that, at least in the early stages of his adoption by
the counterculture, he resisted dumbing down his music. The adoption stemmed
from Lloyd's espoused attitude to society, his media savvy, his sartorial style
and his sheer nerve in playing jazz in the temples of rock culture. He took the
quartet into the Fillmore West three years before trumpeter Miles Davis took his
into the Fillmore East—as documented on Live at the Fillmore East, March 6 1970:
It's About That Time (Columbia)—by which time his pianist, Keith Jarrett, and
drummer, Jack DeJohnette, were members of Davis' band (although Jarrett didn't
appear at the 1970 gig).
"So Love-In comes with a load of baggage, some of it less than fragrant. But as
45 minutes of music, it still has legs. Lloyd's vocalized tenor (and flute on
two tracks) has Coltrane-derived muscle; the young Jarrett's lyrical and funky
solos, particularly on his 07:55 showcase, the gospel-ish "Sunday Morning," his
two featured originals ("Sunday Morning" and the soul jazz-ish "Is It Really the
Same?"), and his playing the strings of the piano directly with his hands, all
remain compelling; McClure and DeJohnette are solid and inventive." - Chris
May/All About Jazz
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Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone, flute
Keith Jarrett, piano
Ron McClure, bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
1. Tribal Dance
2. Temple Bells
3. Is It Really The Same?
4. Here There And Everywhere
6. Sunday Morning
7. Memphis Dues Again / Island Blues