Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Charles Lloyd- Love Ship
The ship has sailed.
Atlantic Records producer Arif Mardin died Sunday. He was 74. His list of credits is absurdly diverse- John Prine, Bette Midler, Phil Collins, Sonny Stitt, Hall & Oates, and Doug Sahm are among the hundreds of artists he produced. Mardin oversaw dozens of jazz sessions in the 1960s, including this '66 Charles Lloyd date. "Love Ship" is clearly a "meditation" on John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders' Meditations. Young Keith Jarrett's explorations are intruiging, while stalwarts Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette provide an anchor.
Fans of Joan Jett and David "Honeyboy" Edwards will want to Hit Random. I created the site as a forum for my photographs. The first two sets of posts highlight this year's Warped Tour and the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival.