Seemingly way ahead of the curve throughout his lengthy career, saxophonist/flautist Charles Lloyd continues at age 72 to create definitive contemporary jazz with one of the premier bands in the business. Always keenly attuned to historic jazz influences, notably including gospel, Lloyd also was a pioneer in his experiments with free jazz, jazz fusion, and world music, all of whose threads still weave through his music. Lloyd's New Quartet features three incomparable players in their 30s, each redefining their instruments: pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland. The group's just-released... More >>>