Hot Wax--Album Reviews

Charles Lloyd - "Arrows To Infinity" [DVD/Blu-Ray]; "Manhattan Stories" [CD]

Mingling Lloyd's personal observations with talking head appearances from a dizzying host of associates ranging from, among others, Buddy Collette, Zakir Hussain, Robbie Robertson and Herbie Hancock to Stanley Crouch, Don Was, Phil Schaap and Manfred Eicher, with exceptional archival footage from the breadth of Lloyd's career (Images not soon forgotten include former Lloyd sideman Keith Jarrett garbed in full hippie regalia, playing as if possessed, as well as exceptionally moving sequences that capture Lloyd bonding with Ornette Coleman over a game of pool and duetting with a gravelly ill but indomitable Billy Higgins,) "Arrows" paints a vivid picture of an omnivorous artist who has remained wide open to musical possibilities, drawing on pop music, Indian and Latin idioms, international folk forms and gospel in search of musical renewal.

Journal JAZZed
Year 2014
Volume 9
Issue 5
Pages 35

Futterman, Steve (2014) Hot Wax--Album Reviews: Charles Lloyd - "Arrows To Infinity" [DVD/Blu-Ray]; "Manhattan Stories" [CD]. In: JAZZed: Practical Ideas & Techniques for Jazz Educators, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 35. Available at


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