Resonance Records will release a two-CD set, Manhattan Stories, on Sept. 9, featuring Charles Lloyd leading a previously unrecorded quartet featuring guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca. The two performances were recorded in 1965.
Featured tracks include Lloyd’s “Sweet Georgia Bright” and “Dream Weaver” as well as Szabó’s “Lady Gabor,” more than 80 minutes of music in all. The Judson Hall recording comes from the archives of Resonance founder George Klabin, whose trove has previously yielded music from Bill Evans and Jimmy Giuffre. In fact, according to a press release, “The first disc included here was recorded on a festival date shared with Giuffre that was released this year on the Elemental Music label. The occasion was Charlotte Moorman’s Avant Garde Festival of New York, produced by saxophonist and jazz critic Don Heckman, who contributes an essay to Manhattan Stories.”
The tapes that comprise disc two, from Lloyd’s own collection, were made the same year at Slugs’. For Record Store Day last month, Resonance offered a limited-edition pressing on orange, marble-colored 10-inch, 140-gram vinyl of Live at Slugs’.