Charles Lloyd : Discovery!

Charles Lloyd : Discovery!


Charles Lloyd (tenor sax, flute), Don Friedman (piano), Eddie Khan, Richard Davis (bass), John Curtis Moses, Roy Haynes (drums)

Columbia 9067

Scorpio Music Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Forest Flower
A2 - How Can I Tell You
A3 - Little Peace
A4 - Bizarre
B1 - Days of Wine and Roses
B2 - Sweet Georgia Bright
B3 - Love Song to a Baby
B4 - Ol' Five Spot

Recorded on May 27 & 29, 1964, at Columbia 30th Street Studios in New York City.

Charles Lloyd's recorded debut as a leader was made while he was a member of the Cannonball Adderley Sextet. Doubling on tenor and flute, Lloyd teamed up with pianist Don Friedman, either Eddie Khan or Richard Davis on bass, and Roy Haynes or J.C. Moses on drums. This long out of print LP has among its highlights "Little Piece" (dedicated to Booker Little), "Days of Wine and Roses," "Sweet Georgia Bright," and the initial full-length version of "Forest Flower." Lloyd's Coltrane-inspired sound was already in place, and his flute playing was becoming distinctive. The music is essentially melodic but advanced hard bop, a strong start to an important career.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.