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The Lloyd McNeill Quartet

The Lloyd McNeill Quartet - Washington Suite (Special Edition Coloured Vinyl) (Soul Jazz Records)


RELEASED: 23rd July 2021
Oxblood Red Vinyl LP

Format:  Special Edition Oxblood Red Vinyl LP
Cat No:  SJRLP374C

Collector's Special Edition Oxblood Red Coloured Vinyl - 1,000 Copies

Soul Jazz Records’ new oxblood red coloured vinyl LP (plus download code) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album, first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington DC.

Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet and photographer born in Washington D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington.

McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.


1. Home Rule
2. Just 71% Moor
3. 2504 Cliffborne Pl.
4. Fountain in the Circle
5. City Triptych
6. Fountain in the Circle (Part 2)