Lloyd McNeill – Tori (1978/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 46:06 minutes | 368 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Soul Jazz Records
This very rare deep spiritual jazz meets Brazilian and Latin album first released as a private-press album in 1978 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Baobob Record label in Washington, DC. The album has been out-of-print for 43 years and is lovingly remastered by Soul Jazz Records.
Tori is a stunning album that blends Brazilian and Latin flavours with deep Spiritual Jazz, recorded in 1978. The album features an unbelievably strong line-up which includes legendary Brazilian figures like Dom Um Romao, Nana Vasconcelos and Dom Salvador alongside jazz heavyweights such as Buster Williams, Howard Johnson, John La Barbera and more. These A-team musicians were all regulars in McNeill’s long-running and highly successfull resident live group in New York all set up to blend deep jazz, Brazilian and Latin music together.
Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.
McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of ’emigr’e-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.
1. Lloyd McNeill – O Mercado (Brazilian Market)
2. Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment One)
3. Lloyd McNeill – Tzigane
4. Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Two)
5. Lloyd McNeill – Sambinha
6. Lloyd McNeill – Time Still / Passaro – Pifaro (Flute Bird)
7. Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Three)
8. Lloyd McNeill – Tranquil