Lloyd, Charles

ECM, 2010CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 17.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Charles is a veteran jazz saxophonist that sometimes pushes the envelope into free space. This is a welcomed introspective departure from most of his past work. His quartet includes Reuben Rogers (b), Jason Moran (p) and Eric Harland (d). All go beyond basic support to spill their own talents into the mix. We were caught up in the emotional bliss of Mirror almost immediately. The tones are warm and soothing as the quartet gels around the themes of each composition. These are mostly fresh arrangements of classics with a couple of Lloyd originals. We encourage you to sit back and listen. You will undoubtedly enjoy it.


Publicist: ECM Records