Post Tagged with: "Charles Lloyd"

Charles Lloyd – Quartets ECM Box Set (2013)

The story of Quartets, the new ECM box set covering five of Charles Lloyd’s albums, isn’t a sweeping career retrospective; it would take at least twenty discs to sufficiently do that for this tenor saxophonist whose become a lion in jazz over a fifty year span. Instead, this is about a second act.

Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran – Hagar’s Song (2013) Widgets Charles Lloyd, the jazz legend hidden in plain sight, is as productive and vibrant coming up on his 75th birthday as he’s ever been.

Mort Weiss: Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry once blew us away under LA's Big Top

Los Angeles/Hollywood, California, in the late 1940s through the early 1960s was a happening place for jazz and jazz musicians. There was always a place to play a jam session, or more correctly session(s)

Charles Lloyd – Mirror (2010)

Charles Lloyd – Mirror (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Two years is not a long time between albums, and Charles Lloyd has maintained a steady output of an album every couple of years and sometimes every year since hooking up with ECM Records in the late 80s. It’s impressive when keeping in mind that Lloyd has been making records since 1965 and even more impressiveRead More

The Best of 2008, Part 2: Traditional & Modern Jazz

The Best of 2008, Part 2: Traditional & Modern Jazz

by Pico Yesterday was a look back at what I thought were the best mainstream music releases of 2008. Now it’s time for the installment of this year’s “Best Of” series that’s my main bread and butter: straight ahead jazz. More records of that sort were covered in this space than the other music styles, so naturally, it’s going toRead More

Charles Lloyd Quartet – Rabo de Nube (2008)

For more than forty years, Charles Lloyd has been the small combo leader making distinctively impressionistic and soulful kind of small combo jazz. His tenor’s delicate, almost alto-like timbre is instantly recognizable from just a single note. His prolific periods of the late sixties and since the late eighties have produced consistently strong albums. Many stars have played in Lloyd’sRead More