Soundtrack (Charles Lloyd album)

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Live album by
ReleasedJanuary 17, 1969
RecordedNovember 15, 1968
ProducerGeorge Avakian
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Soundtrack is a live album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd recorded at The Town Hall, New York City in 1968 by the Charles Lloyd Quartet featuring Keith Jarrett, Ron McClure and Jack DeJohnette.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars and states "Soundtrack, stomps with all the fury of a live gospel choir trying to claim Saturday night for God instead of the other guy... The band is in a heavy Latin mood, where the blues, samba, bossa, hard bop, modal, and even soul are drenched in the blues. With only four tunes presented, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, while a tad more dissonant than it had been in 1966 and 1967, swings much harder, rougher, and get-to-the-groove quicker than any band Lloyd had previously led... This band would split soon after, when Jarrett left to play with Miles Davis, but if this was a live swansong, they couldn't have picked a better gig to issue".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Lloyd
  1. "Sombrero Sam" - 10:26
  2. "Voice in the Night - 9:06
  3. "Pre-Dawn" - 2:34
  4. "Forest Flower '69" - 16:51
  • Recorded on November 15, 1968, at the Town Hall, New York City



  • Eric Sherman - cover concept, photography
  • Haig Adishian


  1. ^ Keith Jarrett discography accessed January 22, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed January 22, 2010.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 901. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.