Charles Lloyd – Forest Flower (Speakers Corner)
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne
It was a very clever move of the Atlantic producer George Avakian to publish the recording of the Charles Lloyd Quartet in Monterey under the title "Forest Flower". The Hippie-Flower-Power movement at the end of the 60s, actually devoted to a different musical genre, was totally into this music. The four musicians filled the visitor chairs, benches and standing room at the festivals in Newport, between Molde / Norway and Antibes / France and the Fillmore East and West. Monterey, 120 km south of San Francisco, the capital of the hippies, also presented the Supergroup on September 18, 1966.
The LP features the almost 18 minute long title track and the standard "East Of The Sun", recorded during the festival. The LP is complemented by a composition by Keith Jarrett and one by Cecil McBee, recorded in the studio ten days before the festival.
Outstanding is the intensive interaction, the energy, perceptible in every second, the perfect harmony also with every change of the musical mood, the intensity. Even after 50 years it is still audible and palpable that Charles Lloyd has taken up the cause of breaking down musical barriers between pop and jazz.
Charles Lloyd is still committed to this goal today; all four musicians are still active - even if they no longer stand together on the festival stages. Only this newly mastered LP is available for this great pleasure.
Recording: September 1966 live at the Monterey Jazz Festival by Wally Heider
Production: George Avakian
Label: Atlantic, Speakers Corner Records
Format: LP, Album, Stereo
Style: Post Bop