When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Charles Lloyd - Autumn In New York - Vol. 1

Here's a record I don't see around much. I'm pretty sure this is a private label release.
Man, these records with all those strings only work for me occasionally and this time of year seems best, so that would explain my digging this out about now.
Although no songs on here songs were composed by Lloyd, this is not just an album of standards, he has included songs by Coltrane and pianist Clare Fisher.
There are also a couple of vocal tracks that threw me for a bit of a loop, but I have since really come to enjoy them in the context of the whole record.
I wonder if Volume Two ever materialized?

Charles Lloyd
Autumn In New York

1. Autumn In New York
2. As Time Goes By
3. Wait Till I See Her
4. Nancy (with the laughing eyes.)
5. Naima
6. Stella By Starlight
7. But Beautiful
8. Pensativa

Charles Lloyd - tenor sax
Tom Grant - piano
Kevin Brandon - bass guitar
Kim Calkins - percussion
Suzanne Wallach - vocals

Produced by Charles Lloyd. Strings arranged and conducted by Clare Fisher.

1979 Destiny Records DLA-10003

Thanks porco for the cover


cheeba said...

Don't have much Charles Lloyd past the start of the 70s so look forward to hearing this.

Normally not that into strings (I'm particular about their use) but like you say, there's something about this time of the year that makes them more palatable for me.

Thanks Hook!

Anonymous said...

Great, thanks!
Here's a cover pic:

Hookfinger said...

Thanks for the cover porco, and thanks for dropping by. You too cheeba - always nice to see ya!!