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Charles Lloyd New Quartet
Sep 22-Sep 23, 2010
Charles Lloyd on saxophone, Jason Moran on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland drums
"Intrepid… mysterious. Mr. Lloyd was the one sounding a melodic incantation, on tenor, alto or Tarogato; his outpourings were imploring and soulful."
New York Times
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Click HERE to watch a video/interview of Charles Lloyd
At 71 when most individuals are thinking of ways to slow down and kick back, Charles Lloyd has shifted to a higher gear and keeps going higher. To celebrate his 70th birthday in March of 2008, he released his first live quartet recording in over twenty-five years, “ Rabo de Nube,” His New Quartet with Jason Moran on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland drums, brought European audiences to their feet during their first outing together in the Spring of 2007. In Spring of 2009, they returned to Europe for a series of sold out concerts from Vienna to Istanbul.
Credited by many musicians with anticipating the World Music movement by incorporating cadences of many cultures in his compositions as early as the late 1950s, Charles Lloyd describes his music as having always "danced on many shores." As Peter Watrous wrote in The New York Times, "Mr. Lloyd has come up with a strange and beautiful distillation of the American experience, part abandoned and wild, part immensely controlled and sophisticated."
For more information, visit www.charleslloyd.com