Directed by Dorothy Darr, Jeffery Morse
Production Company deepfield, Forest Farm + Art | Producer Dorothy Darr, Jeffery Morse | Camera Richard Samuels, Richard Saitzyk, Michael Collins, M. D. Selig, Jem Schofield, Angus Oborn, Ron Marrazzo, John Colao | Editor Dorothy Darr, Jeffery Morse, Robert Saitzyk, Kenny Meehan | Sound Ingineer Dom Camardella Santa Barbara Sound Design (USA) | Production Year 2013 | Recorded Archival footage: BBC Jazz 625 (1964), American Folk Blues Festival (1964), Festival de Jazz d’Antibes Juan le Pins (1966), Newport Jazz Festival (1966), TV Jazz (1966), Jazz Pour Tous (1966) and more from 1967, 1968, 1981, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010 | Musical Style Jazz | Soloist Charles Lloyd, Herbie Hancock, Robbie Robertson, Jack DeJohnette, Ornette Coleman, Don Was, John Densmore, Zakir Hussain, Jim Keltner, Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, Geri Allen, Larry Grenadier, Alicia Hall Moran, Stanley Crouch, Manfred Eicher, Michael Cuscuna, Arthur Monroe, Ayuko Babu | Distribution DVD ECM Records | Duration 113'
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd was one of the most influential musicians of the 1960s, acclaimed by both jazz and rock audiences. In 1970, disenchanted with success, he vanished suddenly from public view and for over a decade lived a hermit’s life in Big Sur, California. This documentary follows the rise, retreat and return of the charismatic Lloyd and his spiritual quest through sound. Includes archive footage with Cannonball Adderley, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and more, as well as music from Lloyd’s current bands, and commentary from Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Robbie Robertson, The Doors’ John Densmore, Zakir Hussain and many others.
(Photo: Screening Poster / DVD Front © Forest Farm + Art / ECM Records)