The Charles Lloyd Quartet: Of Course, Of Course
Flutist and saxplayer Charles Lloyd from West Memphis, a good friend of the Hawks/Band in
the sixties, played with the Cannonball Adderley Sextet in 1964. Cannonball's
band was a major influence for the Hawks, as they went through
their "jazzster" period, often including Lloyd-inspired flute solos by
Jerry Penfound in their
concerts. According to
Robbie Robertson was invited by Charles Lloyd to sit in with the quartet in
the Columbia studio in New York, March 1965, during the recording of
Of Course, Of Course. Simon claims Robbie played guitar
on the track "Third Floor Richard", a tune written in honor of a dealer
that both Robbie and Lloyd knew, who lived on the third floor of Lloyd's
building. Robertson is not credited on the album.
Another track with Robbie on guitar from the Of Course, Of Course sessions, "Sun Dance," was later released on Lloyds's 1968 album Nirvana. "Sun Dance" was also included as a bonus track on the 2006 CD re-release of Of Course, Of Course.
Tracks(*: CD bonus track)
The Charles Lloyd Quartet - Of Course, Of Course - 1965 - Columbia CL 2412/CS 9212