Like 's Voice in the NightThe Water Is Wide features Charles Lloyd in the company of one of his dearest friends, drummer Billy Higginswho would pass away less than a year after the album's release. Guitarist John Abercrombie also remains on board, but Lloyd extends the group's generational span by recruiting two younger players: pianist Brad Mehldau and bassist Larry Grenadier. The album begins with a straightforward, elegant reading of Hoagy Carmichael 's "Georgia. Heaven - Charles Lloyd - The Water Is Wide a glorious amalgam of sound: the leader's unique, glissando-laden phraseology, Mehldau 's harmonic nuances, unerring rhythmic backbone from Grenadier and the majestic Higgins -- and only occasionally, pointed and eloquent guitarism from Abercrombie.
In addition, Lloyd 's closing "Prayer," written for Higgins during a life-threatening episode back infeatures just the composer, Abercrombieand guest bassist Darek Oles. Oddly, Oles ' credit is relegated to the fine print.
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