Spent Friday and today (Sunday) at the Monterey Jazz Festival—dialed in on Charles Lloyd and his trio Sangam (Friday) and his New Quartet (Sunday). Both performances different—and dazzling.
Also saw the relatively new film on Lloyd—"Arrows into Infinity." Apart from all the vintage footage—and a helpful reflection on Lloyd's time in Big Sur—drummer Eric Harland has an endearing segment on what the hell it's like to try to play between fabled tablas player Zafir Hussain and Lloyd.
And about halfway down a page of videos on Lloyd's webpage is the Montreux 1982 performance of "Forest Flower Sunset" with Michel Petrucciani. Lloyd had gone into seclusion for a decade in Big Sur — and the young Petrucciani traveled from the south of France to show up on Lloyd's doorstep.
And here's a performance of "Soaring" by the New Quartet.
Anyone have this LP?