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Albums by Charles Lloyd

Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 24 bits 88.2kHz
mp3 included
1
Prometheus Prometheus 14:51    
Album only
Track length:14:51
Performer: Eric Harland
Reuben Rogers
Jason Moran
Charles Lloyd
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Forest Farm Music
Composer: Charles Lloyd
ISRC: DEB330705351
2
Migration of Spirit Migration of Spirit 10:14    
Album only
Track length:10:14
Performer: Eric Harland
Reuben Rogers
Jason Moran
Charles Lloyd
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Forest Farm Music
Composer: Charles Lloyd
ISRC: DEB330705352
3
Booker's Garden Booker's Garden 14:32    
Album only
Track length:14:32
Performer: Eric Harland
Reuben Rogers
Jason Moran
Charles Lloyd
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Forest Farm Music
Composer: Charles Lloyd
ISRC: DEB330705353
4
Ramanujan Ramanujan 11:38    
Album only
Track length:11:38
Performer: Eric Harland
Reuben Rogers
Jason Moran
Charles Lloyd
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Forest Farm Music
Composer: Charles Lloyd
ISRC: DEB330705354
5
La Colline de Monk La Colline de Monk 4:01    
Album only
Track length:4:01
Performer: Eric Harland
Reuben Rogers
Jason Moran
Charles Lloyd
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Forest Farm Music
Composer: Charles Lloyd
ISRC: DEB330705355
6
Sweet Georgia Bright Sweet Georgia Bright 12:16    
Album only
Track length:12:16
Performer: Eric Harland
Reuben Rogers
Jason Moran
Charles Lloyd
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Forest Farm Music
Composer: Charles Lloyd
ISRC: DEB330705356
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Rabo de Nube Rabo de Nube 7:35    
Album only
Track length:7:35
Performer: Eric Harland
Reuben Rogers
Jason Moran
Charles Lloyd
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Ojala S.L.
Forest Farm Music
Composer: Silvio Rodríguez Domínguez
Charles Lloyd
ISRC: DEB330705357

In time for the great saxophonist’s 70th birthday on March 15, a rousing set from a revamped Lloyd Quartet, recorded live in Basel in 2007. New to the party, and in an ECM debut, is pianist Jason Moran, whose percussive attack, with its echoes of Monk and Bud Powell, lights fires. Moran already has a history with drummer Eric Harland, intensifying the rhythmic interaction that lifts Lloyd skyward on uptempo workouts including a blistering account of old favourite “Sweet Georgia Bright”. There are also tender ballads, including the title track, Cuban songwriter Silvio Rodríguez’s “Rabo de Nube” (“tail of a cloud”), a mountaintop meditation with the tarogato (“Ramanujan”), a tribute to Booker Little, and more. CD booklet includes concert photography as well as verse by prizewinning poet Charles Simic which nicely characterizes both the “rural” and “city” aspects of Charles’s sound.

Charles Lloyd Quartet
Rabo de Nube

Charles Lloyd tenor saxophone, alto flute, tarogato
Jason Moran piano
Reuben Rogers double-bass
Eric Harland drums

 

Recorded live April 2007
ECM 2053

About Charles Lloyd:


In verse written specially for this release, Charles Simic (currently Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for the Library of Congress) pinpoints the poles of Charles Lloyd’s unique musical personality. On the one hand, the metropolitan jazzman, taking the music further, with the greatest respect for the tradition: “Late night talk / On a tenor / With the dead / And the shadows they cast.” On the other, the flute player of the forests and the mountain: “Voice of solitude. / Voice of insomnia. / Call of a night bird. / Continuous prayer.” Charles Lloyd represents both of these positions, and the ‘rural’ and the ‘city’ aspects of his music are again in evidence on “Rabo de Nube”.

Memphis-born Lloyd has played with some exceptional pianists in the course of his long career, starting with Phineas Newborn in his home town, with Joe Zawinul in the Cannonball Adderley group, and with Keith Jarrett, whom Lloyd introduced in his pioneering group of the 1960s. Subsequent Lloyd quar...