Charles Lloyd Soundtrack / In The Soviet Union

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item number:  COL 6237
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2 Original LPs on 1 CD

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  • "Soundtrack" was originally released in 1969 as Atlantic 1516. The song "Voice In The Night" from the original album does not appear on this recording due to time restrictions
  • "In The Soviet Union" was originally released in 1970 as Atlantic 1571. The album was recorded at the International Jazz Festival, "Tallinn 1967," Kalevi Sport Hall, Tallinn, Estonia, U.S.S.R. - May 14, 1967. Produced by George Avakian
  • The personnel for both albums are: Charles Lloyd (tenor sax or flute), Keith Jarrett (piano), Ron McClure (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums). All songs composed by Charles Lloyd except "Days And Nights In Waiting" composed by Keith Jarrett.
  • Released: July 19, 1999
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Atlantic 1516 (1969)
  • Original Album #2: Atlantic 1571 (1970)

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Player of both flute and tenor sax, Charles Lloyd had a varied career, playing with everyone from B.B. King and The Bobby Blue "Bland" Band early in his career to the Cannonball Adderley Sextet later on. He started his own quartet in 1966 which recorded steadily and toured often. These bestselling Atlantic albums are among Lloyd's classics, and feature heavyweights Keith Jarrett, Ron McClure and Jack DeJohnette.


  • 1.Sombrero Sam
  • 2.Pre-Dawn
  • 3.Forest Flower '69
  • 4.Days And Nights Waiting
  • 5.Sweet Georgia Bright
  • 6.Love Song To A Baby
  • 7.Tribal Dance

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: SOUNDTRACK (1967)/IN THE SOVIET UNION (1970).
Includes liner notes by George Avakian.
Personnel: Charles Lloyd (tenor saxophone, flute); Keith Jarrett (piano); Ron McClure (bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums).
Originally released on Atlantic (1516).
Personnel: Charles Lloyd (tenor saxophone, flute); Keith Jarrett (piano); Ron McClure (bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums).
Producer: George Avakian.
Recorded live at the International Jazz Festival "Tallinn 1967," Kalevi Sport Hall, Tallinn, Estonia, U.S.S.R. on May 14, 1967. Originally released on Atlantic (1571).
Personnel: Charles Lloyd (flute, tenor saxophone); Keith Jarrett (piano); Jack DeJohnette (drums).
Liner Note Author: George Avakian.
In concert, the Charles Lloyd Quartet took care of business, so it's fortunate to have this reissue bringing back two of the group's live recordings: a 1968 date from Town Hall in New York and a 1967 concert from a jazz festival in Estonia. The two dates flow together as a unified document of the quartet in its prime. Soundtrack opens with "Sombrero Sam," an expansive piece of soul-jazz with a Keith Jarrett deconstruction of a Joe Zawinul-style line (circa Zawinul's time with Cannonball Adderley). This sets up the leader for a funky excursion on flute. A breathy falsetto soliloquy from Lloyd on tenor then segues perfectly into a dynamic performance of his "Forest Flower." "Voice in the Night" from the original Atlantic release is not included on the reissue. In the Soviet Union has the quartet delivering intense avant-garde-inclined hard bop. The highlight, an 18-minute "Sweet Georgia Bright," streams by in a series of mini movements that provide generous solo space for all. The flute feature "Love Song to a Baby" comes as a relaxing interlude amidst the set's generally vein-popping pace. It is as a tenor player, though, where Lloyd is the more completely original player, his commanding, supple style, fueling and guiding the quartet's collective approach. The Estonian date's concluding track, the ten-minute "Tribal Dance," captures Lloyd on tenor in his best Coltrane-influenced style. Pianist Jarrett, bassist Ron McClure, and drummer Jack Dejohnette also weigh in convincingly to evoke the incandescent fury of the classic John Coltrane quartet. ~ Jim Todd
Collectables Records

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  • Sales Rank: 5,680
  • UPC: 090431623725
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