Another strange pairing of rare Atlantic jazz albums – but at a nice price! The album by Charles Lloyd was originally recorded during the mid 60s, when his group included Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette. The approach is Lloyd's original spiritual modal groove, on titles like "Gypsy 66", "Wilpan's", and "Love-In". Warne Marsh
is one of the few definitive recordings by this great icy tenor star – and it's nice to have it back on CD, even if it is buried on the release! The session was cut using a mix of hardbop and modernist players, including Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers, Ronnie Ball, and Paul Motian – and the tracks are mostly standards, taken in a beautiful way that spans a number of styles, from West Coast, to Konitz cool, to boppish. With the tracks "Excerpt", "Too Close For Comfort", "Yardbird Suite", and "Just Squeeze Me".