The beauty of true music gems is that they wait patiently for listeners in the cloud to be found and cherished.
I enjoy exercising to Apple Music on my iPhone in search of such buried treasures. Yesterday my heart struck gold with Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Released 6/29/18). The divining rod was a Rolling Stone piece about their recent Newport Jazz Festival performance.
Vanished Gardens is the second album by Charles Lloyd & The Marvels. I play their first album, I Long To See You often having witnessed this nucleus live at Jazz at Lincoln Center in early 2016.
The Marvels consist of Bill Frisell on guitar, Reuben Rodgers, bass, Greg Leisz, pedal steel guitar and Eric Harland, drums.
Struck by the natural co-operation of Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams + The Marvels, reveling in their cohesiveness. Smiling further as each track was more eclectic than the previous. Vanished Gardens totally breaks new ground.
As Charles Lloyd says in his video conversation with Lucinda and Don Was,
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