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Charles Lloyd

The critical consensus is that Charles Lloyd has never sounded better. As he enters his 76th year, the depth of his expression reflects a lifetime of experience. Lloyd has a legendary history in the music world, and could certainly be in a position to slow down and rest on his laurels. But looking back has never been of great interest to this tender warrior; this seeker of beauty and truth. “Go forward,” is his motto, as he keeps shifting to a higher, well calibrated gear.

His concerts and recordings are events of pristine beauty and elegance, full of intensely felt emotion and passion that touches deep inside the heart. This is not entertainment, but the powerful uncorrupted expression of beauty through music. When music vibrates, the soul vibrates and touches the spirit within. “Mr. Lloyd has come up with a strange and beautiful distillation of the American experience, part abandoned and wild, part immensely controlled and sophisticated.” —The New York Times.

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“Charles Lloyd is an international treasure.” —Carlos Santana

“Follow the career of Charles Lloyd, and you see a map of great jazz across half a century. His shows, full of momentum and intuition, perfectly represent the idea that the best jazz needs to be experienced live.” —Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

“He's expansive in his musical discourse yet without a wasted note.” —Wall Street Journal

“Jazz improvisation as complex and far-reaching as the Lloyd quartet had to offer can be a daunting listening experience. … The listener is taken on a journey through gravity-less improvisational space

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Albums

I Long to See You
I Long to See You
Blue Note Records
2016
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Wild Man Dance
Wild Man Dance
Blue Note Records
2015
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Manhattan Stories
Manhattan Stories
Resonance Records
2014
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Hagar's Song
Hagar's Song
ECM Records
2013
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Quartets
Quartets
ECM Records
2013
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Athens Concert
Athens Concert
ECM Records
2011
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