Stunning oriental jazz influenced LP.., this reissue is a beauty from start to end. Grab it. period.
Reissue from this landmark 1968 album, combining a cool, modal style with the exotic arrays of instruments and styles that Miller had picked up during,his travels in the east (His father being employed for the iranian Shah for s short period of time).
Miller included songs he’d cut with Gilson in his Parisian studio years before, and a solo piano piece that he recorded in one of the,school’s practice rooms. Despite Lloyd’s professed aversion to modernity, there nevertheless is something strikingly new sounding about this,music, which fits together in startling juxtapositions. Traces of Bill Evans, Stan Getz and Jimmy Giuffre rub shoulders with Persian santur, Arab oud ,and Turkish saz music.