Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Lloyd, Petrucciani, McBee, DeJohnette

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd came out of retirement after hearing the brilliant French pianist Michel Petrucciani and forming a quartet with him. Here Lloyd plays his “Tone Poem” at Town Hall, NYC, February 1985, also joined by two members of his 1960s quartet, Cecil McBee, bass, and Jack DeJohnette, drums. This exuberant, lyrical performance is highlighted by solos from Lloyd, Petrucciani and McBee and driven by the propulsive drumming of DeJohnette.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

I didn't realize that Charles Lloyd named a song after you. It should also be noted that Lloyd was the flute and saxophone player on "Feel Flows" one of the two Carl Wilson compositions that, along with the Brian Wilson's title track, were the highlights of The Beach Boys' SURF'S UP album form 1971.

Jeff Tone said...

Yes, Charles and I go way back. So that's him on "Feel Flows"? Nice, flowing solo!