|Lloyd, Charles New Quartet / Passin' Through|
|Add Date:||2017-07-20|| ||Pull Date:||2017-09-21|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||20 Aug||13 Aug||6 Aug||30 Jul||23 Jul|
Review: approaching 80, Lloyd shows no signs of slowing down. This live date is a celebration of what's possible, reaching all the way back a recording he made to the '60s and then revisiting other touchstones along his path, all the while reinventing and improvising on each tune. His crack quartet is spot on, bending and shadowing on long explorations.
If you Like: Pharoah Sanders, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman
Favorite Tracks: (1) Dream Weaver (2) Part 5, Ruminations (4) How Can I tell You (6) Passin' Thru
Track Review: 1/ crescendo start, like a big announcement> majestic then mellows and builds into a wild swinging blowout, then slows and ends on a bass solo (17:25) 2/ sax starts> slow tempo> killer short piano solo swings to wild midtempo jam, then segues to a slow beautiful melody & fades (11:51) 3/ sax starts> slow tempo & swings to uptempo jam on piano solo> bass solo> drum solo> mellow sax solo ends with a flourish (11:51) 4/ sax starts> slow tempo> gorgeous sax playing> crescendo end (9:46) 5/ piano starts> midtempo with flute> piano solo swings uptempo & rocking> crescendo end (7:22) 6/ bass solo starts> slow tempo swings to uptempo jam swings to fast tempo jam> lightning fast piano solo> wild sax solo> quick stop (7:22) 8/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> slow build in intensity & then fade