Lloyd McNeill Quartet – Washington Suite (Vinyl LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2021

Label:  Soul Jazz Records

Limited Edition Oxblood Red Coloured Vinyl


Track List

Side A

A1. Home Rule 6:03
A2. Just 71% Moor 8:21
A3. 2504 Cliffbourne Pl. 5:57

Side B

B1. Fountain In The Circle 2:21
City Tryptych (16:32)
B2a. Sandra Is The City
B2b. The Black Mayor
B2c. Imani (Faith)
B3. Fountain In The Circle 1:42



Bass – Marshall Hawkins
Bassoon – Keneth Pasmanick
Clarinet – William Huntington
Drums – Eric Gravatt
Electric Piano – Eugene Rush
Flute, Composed By – Lloyd McNeill
French Horn – Orrin Olson
Oboe – Andrew White



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, DC.

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.

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