December 4, 2022 – 7:25 am

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Minneapolis 2018 [no label, 2CD]

Charles Lloyd 80th Birthday residency. Jazz Central. Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN; March 10, 2018. Very good audience recording.

The performance was the second night with Lucinda Williams in Charles Lloyd’s four-night engagement at the Dakota, a tribute to the saxophonist just a few days before his 80th birthday on March 15. This can only be called a major event in jazz - or in any kind of music. - startribune.com

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On June 29, 2018, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams released Vanished Gardens, a transcendent new album that presents the fascinating collaboration between NEA Jazz Master saxophonist and composer Charles Lloyd and acclaimed GRAMMY-winning singer and songwriter Lucinda Williams. Together they weave several threads of American music (Jazz, Blues, Americana, Country, and Rock) into a thrilling and uplifting new musical hybrid. The Marvels are Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar and dobro, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Vanished Gardens was produced by Lloyd, Dorothy Darr, and Don Was.

“A friend had turned me on to Lucinda when Car Wheels On a Gravel Road came out,” Lloyd recalls. “Lu has worked a lot with Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, so a couple of years ago she came to one of my Marvels concerts at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara. It was our first meeting and I sensed a deep Southern crossroads connection. Not long after that meeting she invited me to guest at her UCLA concert and then I invited her to guest at one of my concerts about a year later… It was clear we had something we wanted to explore together.”

“We know each other better now and therefore we can travel more freely down certain paths,” says Lloyd, reflecting upon how The Marvels have evolved since their 2016 debut I Long To See You, which NPR called “music that evokes an uncommon state of grace.” That album featured guest vocals from both Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, but the collaborative nature the band has nurtured with Williams has led them to even greater heights of expression. “Having Lucinda on five of the tracks adds a new dimension to the overall experience,” says Lloyd, “for my listeners and for hers. I think on the new recording we were able to let go and plunge deeply into the sound.” - bluenote.com

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Thanks to perks for sharing the show at Dime.

Pictures by Christopher Ludtke, posted at flickr.com - Thanks!

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:59
Track 102. Peace/Ramblin’ 17:01
Track 103. Defiant 7:18
Track 104. Of Course, Of Course 10:33
Track 105. Shenandoah 16:06
Track 106. Dust 8:05
Track 107. Ventura 6:38
Track 108. Masters Of War (Bob Dylan) 11:17
79 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Place In My Heart 9:00
Track 202. Outro 18:53
Track 203. Monk’s Mood 11:37
Track 204. Levitation 12:49
Track 205. Introduction of Lucinda Williams 1:22
Track 206. Nobody’s Fault But Mine 5:51
Track 207. Unsuffer Me 5:16
Track 208. We’ve Come Too Far To Turn Around 9:12
Track 209. Angel (Hendrix) 3:27
Track 210. Encore w Abide With Me/La Llarona 8:40
87 mins

Tracks 106-201 and 206-210 feature Lucinda Williams on vocals.

Charles Lloyd - tenor saxophone, flute
Eric Harland - drums
Bill Frisell - guitar
Greg Leisz - pedal steel guitars
Rueben Rogers - electric bass
Lucinda Williams - vocals

   Click here to order Vanished Gardens.


  2. Let the big un talk begin .

    By T J on Dec 4, 2022

  3. This good ole country gal likes her dudes on the big side I hear . Big in the britches. Like them big ole foot long hoagies and trouser trout

    By ELU on Dec 4, 2022

  4. Who starts these rumors? What’s a trouser trout?

    By Jocko P on Dec 4, 2022

  5. I think it’s a kind of fish .

    By T J on Dec 4, 2022

  6. Jocko it’s your mom’s favorite meal. She eats it at least three times a day

    By DD on Dec 4, 2022

  7. Nice choice. Big Lloyd fan. Thanks.

    By Zapple100 on Dec 5, 2022

  8. Rumor has it Lucinda prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Dec 5, 2022

  9. I never liked this Lloyd guy . He sucked in Taxi and was worse in Back to the Future .

    By Derrick on Dec 5, 2022

  10. You dipshit Derrick - this is Pink Lloyd - with Rogers on bass.

    By U L E on Dec 6, 2022

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    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 6, 2022

  12. yes i love………………….сock

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 6, 2022

  13. who gives a shit about Oprah?

    By Diсk on Dec 6, 2022

  14. I do! and сock - that too.

    By THE OPRAHCHRIST on Dec 6, 2022

  15. I am a non-existent сocksucker.

    By U L E on Dec 8, 2022

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