Tone Poem is the third album by Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, the genre-straddling quintet that features the master saxophonist with Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. The nine dynamic tracks here include new Lloyd originals along with pieces by Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Leonard Cohen, Gabor Szabo, and Bola de Nieve. The Blue Note Tone Poet Series reissues feature all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in a deluxe gatefold package. The Lloyd album Tone Poem is a hig-resolution digital recording. Fittingly, it was Lloyd who first dubbed Harley the "Tone Poet."
Lloyd debuted his collective The Marvels-featuring Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums-on the 2016 album I Long To See You with special guests Norah Jones and Willie Nelson, and reconvened the band for 2018's Vanished Gardens which featured Lucinda Williams on half the album.