Charles Lloyd: The Water Is Wide

Seeking to create music of simplicity and depth, saxophonist Charles Lloyd traveled to Los Angeles to record his new album with a carefully chosen group: master drummer Billy Higgins, pianist Brad Mehldau, guitarist John Abercrombie, and bassist Larry Grenadier.
The Water Is Wide
Released: 8/22/2000
Label: ECM
Genre: Jazz
All Charles Lloyd profiles…
Metaphor
From a tender lyric, Lloyd and colleagues create an offering to the world.
Simply Georgia
Just an old sweet song (with an assist from Billy Stayhorn’s Lotus Blossom) brings out the essence of Charles Lloyd’s music.
America’s Composer
Lloyd and company offer tribute to the Duke’s genius with some rarely-heard Ellington compositions.
A Balm and a Prayer
Lloyd offers thanks for the spirit and the presence of a long-time friend and colleague.
The Monk and the Mermaid
Reflections on the benefits of solitude and partnership.
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