Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Charles Lloyd|8: Kindred Spirits (Live From The Lobero)

8: Kindred Spirits (Live From The Lobero)

Charles Lloyd

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Saxophonist and composer Charles Lloyd celebrated his 80th birthday in 2018. His wife and manager Dorothy Darr decided to commemorate it with a series of shows that would, in and of themselves, be remarkable celebrations. 8: Kindred Spirits Live at the Libero was cut at the 150-year-old Libero Theater in Santa Barbara on March 15 (his actual birthday). Lloyd was in the company of a stellar band that included longtime drummer Eric Harland, and more recent companions pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Reuben Rogers, and guitarist Julian Lage. He was joined during the second set by organist Booker T. Jones and Blue Note boss Don Was. The full show was released as an expensive, limited-edition package that included three LPs, two compact discs, and a DVD of the entire performance, along with a whopping 96-page hardcover book and a pair of photo prints. This standard version contains both an audio disc and a DVD (or a pair of LPs) and a visual disc that features the concert’s first set sans guests, but it's quite strong on its own. It opens with Lloyd's biggest "hit," a 20-plus minute version of "Dream Weaver," originally recorded in the mid-'60s. Its first five minutes are spent in warm yet abstract improvisation; Lloyd engages sound more than song. Clayton's ostinato ring & roll prompts Lage to deliver tight arpeggios atop Rogers' modal bass and Harland's intricate cymbal and snare play. At five minutes, Lloyd delivers a mantra-like phrase three times then engages the tune's melody. The band finds it quickly and settles into a simmering, song-like exchange; all players wind through and around one another, taking turns soloing before returning to the lucid groove. "Requiem," issued on Notes from Big Sur in 1992, finds the saxophonist delving deeply into the blues in both the intro and his solo, while Lage delivers a shadowy exercise in post-bop's scalar harmonics. The Mexican folk standard "La Llorona" has been with Lloyd since the beginning, though he didn't cut it in the studio until 2016. The frontline of Clayton (who at times gets his piano to sound like a marimba) and Lage offers a quiet drama and tension like a spell, until Harland sets it all free with his consummate fills and accents. The saxophonist enters at 5:33 and moans through his own lyric statement of the theme, adding whispers and wails, and turning it into an emotional watershed, especially when he quotes form "'Round Midnight." The closer, "Part 5: Ruminations," is a relatively new tune. Its early minutes are spent in improvisation, with Lloyd touching on mentors Coltrane, Rollins, Ben Webster, and Coleman Hawkins before Lage and Clayton push into the melody and swing it as Rogers states the groove. There are duo improvs between Lloyd and Lage (the latter's solo is magnificent), the guitarist and Clayton; Harland and Lloyd; Rogers and Lloyd, etc. At over 18 minutes, it is at once exploratory and accessible. This edition comes with its own 40-page hardbound book of photos that include stirring moments of now-absent figures from Lloyd's long life: pianist Michel Petrucciani, guitarist John Abercrombie, and drummer Billy Higgins. Arguably, this edition of 8: Kindred Spirits, though only a first set, is one of Lloyd's strongest live offerings to date.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

More info

8: Kindred Spirits (Live From The Lobero)

Charles Lloyd

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Dream Weaver (Live)
00:21:05

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Lloyd, Composer, Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dom Camardella, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gerald Clayton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Reuben Rogers, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Eric Harland, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Julian Lage, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dorothy Darr, Producer

℗ 2020 Charles Lloyd

2
Requiem (Live)
00:11:32

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Lloyd, Composer, Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dom Camardella, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gerald Clayton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Reuben Rogers, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Eric Harland, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Julian Lage, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dorothy Darr, Producer

℗ 2020 Charles Lloyd

3
La Llorona (Live)
00:09:03

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Lloyd, Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dom Camardella, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gerald Clayton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Reuben Rogers, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Eric Harland, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Julian Lage, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dorothy Darr, Producer

℗ 2020 Charles Lloyd

4
Part 5, Ruminations (Live)
00:18:07

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Lloyd, Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dom Camardella, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gerald Clayton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Reuben Rogers, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Eric Harland, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Julian Lage, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dorothy Darr, Producer

℗ 2020 Charles Lloyd

Album Description

Saxophonist and composer Charles Lloyd celebrated his 80th birthday in 2018. His wife and manager Dorothy Darr decided to commemorate it with a series of shows that would, in and of themselves, be remarkable celebrations. 8: Kindred Spirits Live at the Libero was cut at the 150-year-old Libero Theater in Santa Barbara on March 15 (his actual birthday). Lloyd was in the company of a stellar band that included longtime drummer Eric Harland, and more recent companions pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Reuben Rogers, and guitarist Julian Lage. He was joined during the second set by organist Booker T. Jones and Blue Note boss Don Was. The full show was released as an expensive, limited-edition package that included three LPs, two compact discs, and a DVD of the entire performance, along with a whopping 96-page hardcover book and a pair of photo prints. This standard version contains both an audio disc and a DVD (or a pair of LPs) and a visual disc that features the concert’s first set sans guests, but it's quite strong on its own. It opens with Lloyd's biggest "hit," a 20-plus minute version of "Dream Weaver," originally recorded in the mid-'60s. Its first five minutes are spent in warm yet abstract improvisation; Lloyd engages sound more than song. Clayton's ostinato ring & roll prompts Lage to deliver tight arpeggios atop Rogers' modal bass and Harland's intricate cymbal and snare play. At five minutes, Lloyd delivers a mantra-like phrase three times then engages the tune's melody. The band finds it quickly and settles into a simmering, song-like exchange; all players wind through and around one another, taking turns soloing before returning to the lucid groove. "Requiem," issued on Notes from Big Sur in 1992, finds the saxophonist delving deeply into the blues in both the intro and his solo, while Lage delivers a shadowy exercise in post-bop's scalar harmonics. The Mexican folk standard "La Llorona" has been with Lloyd since the beginning, though he didn't cut it in the studio until 2016. The frontline of Clayton (who at times gets his piano to sound like a marimba) and Lage offers a quiet drama and tension like a spell, until Harland sets it all free with his consummate fills and accents. The saxophonist enters at 5:33 and moans through his own lyric statement of the theme, adding whispers and wails, and turning it into an emotional watershed, especially when he quotes form "'Round Midnight." The closer, "Part 5: Ruminations," is a relatively new tune. Its early minutes are spent in improvisation, with Lloyd touching on mentors Coltrane, Rollins, Ben Webster, and Coleman Hawkins before Lage and Clayton push into the melody and swing it as Rogers states the groove. There are duo improvs between Lloyd and Lage (the latter's solo is magnificent), the guitarist and Clayton; Harland and Lloyd; Rogers and Lloyd, etc. At over 18 minutes, it is at once exploratory and accessible. This edition comes with its own 40-page hardbound book of photos that include stirring moments of now-absent figures from Lloyd's long life: pianist Michel Petrucciani, guitarist John Abercrombie, and drummer Billy Higgins. Arguably, this edition of 8: Kindred Spirits, though only a first set, is one of Lloyd's strongest live offerings to date.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay

Everyday Life

Coldplay

Everyday Life Coldplay

Ghost Stories

Coldplay

Ghost Stories Coldplay

Parachutes

Coldplay

Parachutes Coldplay
More on Qobuz
By Charles Lloyd

A L'Est Du Soliel

Charles Lloyd

A L'Est Du Soliel Charles Lloyd

8: Kindred Spirits - Live From The Lobero

Charles Lloyd

The Water Is Wide

Charles Lloyd

The Water Is Wide Charles Lloyd

Lift Every Voice

Charles Lloyd

Lift Every Voice Charles Lloyd

Rabo De Nube

Charles Lloyd

Rabo De Nube Charles Lloyd

Playlists

You may also like...

Love For Sale

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Love For Sale Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

BD Music Presents Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Sunset In The Blue

Melody Gardot

Sunset In The Blue Melody Gardot

On Vacation

Till Brönner

On Vacation Till Brönner

Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Version)

Melody Gardot

In your panoramas...
ECM in 10 Albums

“The most beautiful sound next to silence.” That’s been ECM’s motto for the past fifty years. Manfred Eicher, the charismatic founder of the Munich label, seems to live in a parallel universe. And jazz sounds different on planet ECM. It is often thanks to this label that artists such as Keith Jarrett, Charles Lloyd, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea have recorded their best records. Even more so than with Blue Note or Impulse! Limiting the whole history of this extraordinary label to just 10 records would be mission impossible. So, these 10 albums will tell not “the” story but “a” story of ECM.

John Coltrane, the Continuous Blow(n)

Just half a century ago, the American saxophonist passed away at only 40 years old, leaving behind many recordings which have revolutionized the history of his instrument, of jazz, and also of the music of the twentieth century.

Keith Jarrett’s American Quartet

At the start of his busy career Keith Jarrett spent seven years carrying out all manner of crazy experiments with his American Quartet. Between the years of 1971 and 1976, the pianist, alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian and Dewey Redman ran some kind of mad laboratory in which the genres of hard bop, free-jazz, world and avant-garde would all come together. A spontaneous and interesting time worth rediscovering.

In the news...