Charles Lloyd, saxophones/flute
Jason Moran, piano
Reuben Rogers, bass
Eric Harland, drums
Celebrate the great bandleader and composer Charles Lloyd on his 85th birthday tour when he returns to Boston with his longtime quartet.
Lloyd and his horn and flute will feature prominently, and bandmates Jason Moran, Eric Harland, and Reuben Rogers constitute an impressive rhythm section befitting one of the most enduring jazz visionaries of our time.
Over his long career, Lloyd has been a seeker, almost a mystic: always searching for meaning and new ways to express himself. He has said that his playing at any moment reflects his life in real-time. We can’t wait to hear what 85 sounds like to Charles Lloyd.
“This music is our indigenous art form. It is a living art. It has always been my inspiration and consolation. I hope I can do the same for others. I am in service. ”Charles Lloyd
“[2023 Newport Jazz Fesitval] The Charles Lloyd New Quartet may have topped the list. Despite the name, Lloyd’s band with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland has been together on and off for well over a decade. But they haven’t let themselves get comfortable and begun coasting. ...the entire set was a highlight among highlights.”Bill Beuttler The Boston Globe