THIS LIMITED EDITION 10 INCH IS SOLD OUT
Charles Lloyd leads a remarkable & previously unrecorded quartet
featuring three jazz giants:
GĂˇbor SzabĂł, Ron Carter & Pete La Roca.
Limited Edition Pressing of 2,000 Hand Numbered Copies on
10 inch 140 Gram Opaque Orange Colored Vinyl
Featuring the Tracks Â“Lady GaborÂ” & Â“Dream WeaverÂ”.
The music youÂ’re about to hear is a rare document of Charles LloydÂ’s 1965 quartet featuring
iconic bassist Ron Carter, legendary guitarist GĂˇbor SzabĂł, and drum master, Pete LaRoca. These
recordings are presented here as part of a special limited edition 10Â” record to commemorate
Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories, which will be released later this year on Resonance Records as
a 2-CD deluxe digipak and a limited 2-LP gatefold edition. Manhattan Stories features historic
Lloyd performances captured at two long-departed New York venues, Judson Hall and SlugsÂ’
Saloon. When we began this project I felt it was appropriate to recognize the importance of the
SlugsÂ’ recording by creating a stand-alone limited edition release. These recordings present a
rare opportunity to hear Charles Lloyd with a formidable rhythm section that predates his famous
recording Forest Flower with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette.
Located in New York CityÂ’s Lower East Side, SlugsÂ’ was a staple of the
Manhattan jazz scene from 1965 to 1972, and was at the intersection
of music and counterculture. It hosted an array of legends including
Ornette Coleman, Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra, Larry
Young, Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes and countless others.The
club had a wide range of clientele from musicians and music fans
including many artists and writers, as well as local drug dealers and
pimps. SlugsÂ’ became a unique neighborhood venue vying for
attention with the cityÂ’s more mainstream establishments. The music
lived and thrived there. This recording gives us an opportunity to
reflect on LloydÂ’s early, budding career as a leader and composer and
on this legendary jazz shrine.
Live at SlugsÂ’ which was recorded by Swedish visionary Bjorn von
SchlebrĂĽgge, who accompanied Lloyd to his Manhattan gigs
with a portable Nagra, features the earliest released recording of the Charles LloydÂ’s classic
composition, Â“Dream WeaverÂ” (which would later be recorded with Jarrett, McBee and
DeJohnette for Atlantic Records on the album of the same name). GĂˇbor SzabĂłÂ’s Â“Lady Gabor,Â”
is heard on both the SlugsÂ’ and Judson Hall recordings. The interplay between the musicians is
remarkable, especially the musical dialogue between Lloyd and SzabĂł which goes back to their
days together playing with the late, great Chico Hamilton.
ItÂ’s with great pleasure that we present to you, Charles Lloyd: Live at SlugsÂ’.
- ZEV FELDMAN, Los Angeles, 2014
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