Jumping the Creek

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Jumping the Creek
Studio album by Charles Lloyd
Released April 5, 2005
Recorded January 2004
Cello Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 73:44
Label ECM
ECM 1911
Producer Charles Lloyd, Dorothy Darr, Manfred Eicher
Charles Lloyd chronology
Which Way is East
Jumping the Creek

Jumping the Creek is an album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd, recorded in January 2004 by Lloyd with Geri Allen, Robert Hurst and Eric Harland.[1]


The album received wide critical acclaim. The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars and states "this, like Lloyd's other recordings on ECM is about emotion, feeling, and a sense of peace and serenity. Lloyd uses the rough places in his improvisations, to be sure, but it is only to make the rough places plain, limpid, utterly integrated in a serene whole. On Jumping the Creek he succeeds seamlessly and ups his own artistic ante".[2] The All About Jazz review by John Kelman stated "Jumping the Creek represents a clear highlight in a career filled with memorable milestones".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Lloyd except as indicated
  1. "Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away)" (Jacques Brel) - 13:29
  2. "Ken Katta Ma Om (Bright Sun Upon You)" - 5:45
  3. "Angel Oak Revisited" - 3:34
  4. "Canon Perdido" - 3:01
  5. "Jumping the Creek" - 5:57
  6. "The Sufi's Tears" - 3:06
  7. "Georgia Bright Suite: Pythagoras at Jeckyll Island/Sweet Georgia Bright" - 13:34
  8. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) - 5:52
  9. "Both Veils Must Go" - 3:00
  10. "Song of the Inuit" - 11:26



  1. ^ ECM Records catalogue accessed January 25, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed January 25, 2010.
  3. ^ Kelman, J. Jumping the Creek review All about Jazz, April 4, 2005