Forest Flower

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Forest Flower
Live album by Charles Lloyd
Released 1966
Recorded September 8 & 18, 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 38:23
Label Atlantic
Charles Lloyd chronology
Dream Weaver
Forest Flower
The Flowering

Forest Flower is a live album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 by the Charles Lloyd Quartet featuring Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 5 stars and states "It is difficult to believe that, with players so young (and having been together under a year), Lloyd was able to muster a progressive jazz that was so far-reaching and so undeniably sophisticated, yet so rich and accessible... By the time the band reaches its final number they have touched upon virtually the entire history of jazz and still pushed it forward with seamless aplomb. Forest Flower is a great live record".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Lloyd except as indicated
  1. "Forest Flower: Sunrise" - 7:17
  2. "Forest Flower: Sunset" - 10:19
  3. "Sorcery" (Keith Jarrett) - 5:11
  4. "Song of Her" (Cecil McBee) - 5:16
  5. "East of the Sun" (Brooks Bowman) - 10:20
    • Recorded on September 18, 1966 in Monterey, CA and on September 8, 1966 in New York (Tracks 3 & 4)



  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed January 20, 2010.