Forest Flower

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Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd at Monterey
Forest Flower, Charles Lloyd at Monterey cover art.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 21, 1967[1]
RecordedSeptember 8, 1966
New York City (#3-4)
September 18, 1966
Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey
SD 1473
ProducerGeorge Avakian
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Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd at Monterey 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".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Forest Flower: Sunrise" (Lloyd) - 7:18
  2. "Forest Flower: Sunset" (Lloyd) - 10:37
  3. "Sorcery" (Keith Jarrett) - 5:18
  4. "Song of Her" (Cecil McBee) - 5:24
  5. "East of the Sun" (Brooks Bowman) - 10:40




  1. ^ Billboard Mar 18, 1967
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed January 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 127. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.