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On March 30, 2004.

On March 30, 2004, “ECM” label released “Which Way is East”, album by Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins. It was recorded in January 2001, and was produced by Charles Lloyd and Dorothy Darr.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd– voice, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, bass flute, alto flute, C flute, piano, aragato, Tibetan oboe, percussion, maracas
  • Billy Higgins– voice, drums, percussion, guitar, guimbri, Syrian one string, various Senegalese and Guinean hand drums, Indian hand drum, Juno’s wood box
  • Manfred Eicher- executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. What Is Man: The Forest – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  2. What Is Man: Being and Becoming
  3. What Is Man: Civilization
  4. What Is Man: Sea of Tranquility
  5. Divans: Prayer, Sanctuary
  6. Divans: Supreme Love Dance
  7. Divans: A Wild and Holy Band
  8. Salaam: Oh, Karim – Billy Higgins
  9. Salaam: Akhi
  10. Salaam: Ya, Karim – Billy Higgins
  11. Salaam: Tagi
  12. All This Is That: Hanuman’s Dance
  13. All This Is That: Sky Valley
  14. All This Is That: Blues Tinge – Billy Higgins
  15. All This Is That: Atman Alone Abides
  16. Desire: Wild Orchids Bloom
  17. Desire: Advaita
  18. Desire: Chomolungma
  19. Devotion: Sally Sunflower Whitecloud
  20. Devotion: My Lord, My Lord – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  21. Devotion: Windy Mountain
  22. Devotion: Through Fields and Underground
  23. Light of Love: Mi Corazon
  24. Light of Love: Beloved, Chimes at Midnight – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  25. Light of Love: Take a Chance – Billy Higgins
  26. Surrender: Perfume of the Desert
  27. Surrender: Benares
  28. Surrender: Amor – Billy Higgins
  29. Surrender: Forever Dance – Billy Higgins, Charles Lloyd
  30. Surrender: Bis – Billy Higgins

On February 18, 2020.

On February 18, 2020, Jon Ivar Christensen died aged 76. He was musician (drums) and composer, one of the most respected European Jazz drummers. He has recorded with artists such as Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Enrico Rava, Palle Danielsson, John Abercrombie, Michael Mantler, Miroslav Vitous, Terje Rypdal, Bobo Stenson, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, Barre Phillips, Arild Andersen, Rainer Brüninghaus, Charles Lloyd, Dino Saluzzi, George Russell, John Clark, David Friedman, David Darling, Steve Kuhn, Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter, Phil Woods, Leo Wright, Yelena Eckemoff and Tomasz Stanko.

On October 21, 2002.

On October 21, 2002, “ECM” label released “Lift Every Voice”, the 34th Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded in February 2002, and was produced by Charles Lloyd and Dorothy Darr.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd- tenor saxophone, flute, tarogato
  • Geri Allen- piano
  • John Abercrombie- guitar
  • Marc Johnson- double bass
  • Larry Grenadier- double bass
  • Billy Hart- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. Hymn to the Mother
  2. You Are So Beautiful – Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston
  3. Amazing Grace – John Newton
  4. East Virginia, West Memphis
  5. What’s Going On – Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
  6. Angel Oak
  7. Te Amaré – Silvio Rodríguez
  8. I’m Afraid – Duke Ellington
  9. Hafez, Shattered Heart
  10. Rabo de Nube – Silvio Rodríguez
  11. Blood Count – Billy Strayhorn
  12. Go Down Moses – traditional
  13. Beyond Darkness
  14. Nocturne
  15. Wayfaring Stranger – traditional
  16. Deep River – traditional
  17. Lift Every Voice and Sing – James Weldon Johnson, John Rosamond Johnson
  18. Prayer, The Crossing

On August 21, 2001.

On August 21, 2001, “ECM” label released “Hyperion with Higgins”, the 32nd Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded December 1999, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd– tenor saxophone
  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by Charles Lloyd.

  1. Dancing Waters, Big Sur to Bahia
  2. Bharati
  3. Secret Life of the Forbidden City
  4. Miss Jessye
  5. Hyperion With Higgins
  6. Darkness on the Delta Suite: Mother Where Art Thou/Robert Johnson on the Banks of the Ganges/Perseverance/Till the River Runs Free/Peace in the Storm
  7. Dervish on the Glory B
  8. The Caravan Moves On

On August 21, 2000.

On August 21, 2000, “ECM” label released “The Water Is Wide”, the 31st Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded December 1999, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd– tenor saxophone
  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • Larry Grenadier– bass
  • Billy Higgins– drums
  • Darek Oles– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  2. The Water Is Wide – traditional
  3. Black Butterfly – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  4. Ballade and Allegro
  5. Figure in Blue
  6. Lotus Blossom – Billy Strayhorn
  7. The Monk and the Mermaid
  8. Song of Her – Cecil McBee
  9. Lady Day
  10. Heaven – Duke Ellington
  11. There Is a Balm in Gilead – traditional
  12. Prayer

On March 9, 1999.

On March 9, 1999, “ECM” label released “Voice in the Night”, the 30th Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded in May 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd- tenor saxophone
  • John Abercrombie- guitar
  • Dave Holland- double bass
  • Billy Higgins- drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. Voice in the Night
  2. God Give Me Strength – Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello
  3. Dorothea’s Studio
  4. Requiem
  5. Pocket Full of Blues
  6. Homage
  7. Forest Flower: Sunrise/Sunset
  8. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing – Billy Strayhorn

 

In June 1972.

In June 1973, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled Roger McGuinn solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Roger McGuinn.

Personnel:

  • Roger McGuinn– vocals, guitars, banjo, Moog synthesizer, harmonica
  • Gene Clark, Spanky McFarlane– vocals
  • David Crosby, Graham Nash– guitars, vocals
  • Jerry Cole– guitar
  • Buddy Emmons– pedal steel guitar
  • Bruce Johnston– piano, vocals
  • Spooner Oldham– organ, piano
  • David Vaught, Chris Ethridge, Chris Hillman, Leland Sklar– bass
  • John Guerin, Michael Clarke, Jim Gordon– drums
  • Charles Lloyd- saxophone
  • Hal Blaine– tambourine, percussion
  • Bob Dylan– harmonica
  • Jimmy Joyce Children’s Chorus—vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy, except where noted.

  1. I’m So Restless
  2. My New Woman
  3. Lost My Drivin’ Wheel – David Wiffen
  4. Draggin’
  5. Time Cube – Roger McGuinn, R. J. Hippard
  6. Bag Full Of Money
  7. Hanoi Hannah
  8. Stone – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  9. Heave Away – traditional, arr. by Roger McGuinn
  10. M’ Linda
  11. The Water Is Wide – traditional, arr. by Roger McGuinn

On June 10, 2016.

On June 10, 2016, “Nonesuch” label released “American Tunes”, the twentieth and the final Allen Toussaint album. It was recorded May 2013 – October  2015, and was produced by Joe Henry.

Personnel:

  • Allen Toussaint– piano, vocals
  • Jay Bellerose– drums and percussion
  • Bill Frisell– electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– weissenborn
  • Charles Lloyd– tenor saxophone
  • David Piltch – upright bass
  • Adam Levy– gut-string guitar
  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • Amy Shulman – harp
  • Rhiannon Giddens– vocals
  • Van Dyke Parks– second piano, orchestral arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Delores’ Boyfriend – Allen Toussaint
  2. Viper’s Drag – Thomas “Fats” Waller
  3. Confessin’ (That I Love You) – Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al Neiburg
  4. Mardis Gras in New Orleans – Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd
  5. Lotus Blossom – Billy Strayhorn
  6. Waltz for Debby – Bill Evareleased ns
  7. Big Chief – Earl King
  8. Rocks in My Bed – Duke Ellington
  9. Danza, Op. 33 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  10. Hey Little Girl – Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd
  11. Rosetta – Earl “Fatha” Hines
  12. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  13. Southern Nights – Allen Toussaint
  14. American Tune – Paul Simon

On February 23, 1997.

Tony Williams

On February 23, 1997, Anthony Tillmon “Tony” Williams died aged 51. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers ever. In his career he has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the jazz history, including: Miles Davis, Geri Allen, Arcana, Chet Baker, George Cables, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Gil Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Hal Galper, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Jonas Hellborg, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Terumasa Hino, Allan Holdsworth, Hank Jones, Charles Lloyd, Michael Mantler, Ray Manzarek, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, Marcus Miller, Mulgrew Miller, Grachan Moncur III, Jaco Pastorius, Michel Petrucciani, Pop Workshop, Public Image Limited, Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Travis Shook, McCoy Tyner, Sadao Watanabe and Weather Report. In 1969, Tony Williams formed a trio, the Tony Williams Lifetime, with John McLaughlin on guitar and Larry Young on organ.