Charles Lloyd Quartet 1966: at Molde Jazz Festival, Norway
Ah, what a time warp. This video of the original Charles Lloyd Quartet with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette performing “The Song My Lady Sings” comes from the 1966 Molde Jazz Festival. This was the first year of this group and their empathy and interaction are already in evidence. The Molde Jazz Festival takes place 2/3 of the way up the western coast of Norway, which is probably the most beautiful country in the world. Molde is set among the verdant fjords on the Norwegian coast ,which are as stunning as the music that Lloyd & company fashion here.
Cannonball Adderley Sextet 1964: with Charles Lloyd
The 1964 edition of the Cannonball Adderley Sextet was controversial because Charles Lloyd replaced Yusef Lateef and exhibited a very different set of sensibilities and goals than his predecessor. Both were outside the realm of the Adderley Brothers’ music, but Charles was much further out of orbit than Lateef. This particular set, taped for London’s Club 625 television program for the BBC, is more harmonious than most of their performances.