October 19, 2010 by staff
Blue Note, It has been said that the new quartet of Charles Lloyd’s, comprised of young jazz lions Harland Eric on drums, Reuben Rogers on bass and hot black Blue Note piano maverick Jason Moran, it may well be the finest of all groups of Giant 72-year-old tenor has been throughout his career of six decades long. After the frenzy of the debut of this critical set of prints, the essential live album 2008 Rabo de Nube, the quartet test its merits in the studio with the mirror.
This luminous collection of 12 songs reworked favorites Lloyd universe includes four classical compositions and choice covers several Memphis-born jazz great has taken over the years, highlighted by a new version up of traditional water is wide, “a beautiful take on Thelonious Monk’s” Ruby My Dear “and a tender tip of the hat to his time as a companion to The Beach Boys in the early 1970 with a stirring reading of the classic Pet Sounds ballad” Caroline No “mirror is the sort of final revelation of his career that only the cream of the elite of the jazz family tree have come to enjoy. May the golden years of Charles Lloyd’s are reaping a harvest brilliant creativity and expression.
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