This could have been a let down,but lets look at the facts,Charles lloyd has never made a bad album,and his lasst"Mirror" was a magnificent opus,he records for one of the most respected labels in the world,he has the finest producers at hand,and he has one of the best backing bands around.
CD 1 revisits old Llod classics and reinterprets them as only he can,"Dream weaver"is there as is the magical "Blow wind".
Charles lloyd has never been one to rest,always seeking to discover new ways of doing things and including the often strange sounding vocals of Maria Farantouri is certainly odd,but then we are talking ECM here.
CD2 flowes effortlessly along with some remarkable clarity,mind blowing stuff ,particularly strong on "Greek suite partII".
This is as good an album as you are likely to hear this year.
The packaging and production is as usual exceptional.
RUEBEN ROGERS.....Double bass
CD 1 42M 03S
CD 2 45M 06S